Atlantic City is going of money, and it’s additionally quickly running out of time.
State Assembly Democrats were scrambling on Friday to choose how exactly to proceed in supplying school funding towards the cash-strapped resort gambling town. The Senate, also controlled by the Democrats, has already approved legislation aligned with Republican Governor Chris Christie, to seize governmental responsibility for Atlantic City.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, seen here with State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, left, has gotten into a dialogue that is bitter Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, right, on how best to rescue the town.
But Assembly Democrats aren’t sold on the idea, especially Assembly Speaker Vincent Preito, who favors a rescue bill that would give AC 2 yrs to demonstrate progress or face a state takeover.
‘It’s unfortunate that Gov. Christie has neglected to use his authority that is existing to Atlantic City,’ Preito said in a statement on Thursday. Talking to his own legislation, Preito declared, ‘This bill is definitely a fair compromise that accomplishes everybody’s goals.’
Dem Fighting Words
Christie’s plan, which will be supported by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D), was initially also backed by Republican Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. But just days later, the mayor rescinded their compliance.
The flip-flop has caused a war of terms to ensue in TreContinue reading