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    Gov. Chris Christie terminated the Hudson River tunnel project over concerns of cost overruns, but the federal government has decided that New Jersey is on the hook for at least some of the cost.

    The Associated Press reports that an invoice from the Federal Transit Administration’s chief financial officer to NJ Transit’s executive director was sent Nov. 24. It says the amount of $271,101,291 is due within 30 days. The government wants the sum to pay for work done on the project before Christie pulled the plug on Oct. 27.

    Jim Weinstein, NJ Transit’s executive director, said the state hadn’t determined if it would have to pay any money back.

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