Atlantic City has gone out of money, and it’s also quickly running away from time.
State Assembly Democrats were scrambling on Friday to determine how to continue in supplying educational funding towards the resort gambling town that is cash-strapped. The Senate, also controlled by the Democrats, has already approved legislation aligned with Republican Governor Chris Christie, to seize responsibility that is governmental Atlantic City.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, seen here with State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, left, has gotten right into a dialogue that is bitter Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, appropriate, on the best way to rescue the city.
But Assembly Democrats aren’t obsessed about the concept, particularly Assembly Speaker Vincent Preito, who prefers a rescue bill that would give AC 2 yrs to show progress or face a state takeover.
‘It’s unfortunate that Gov. Christie has failed to use his existing authority to aid Atlantic City,’ Preito said in a statement on Thursday. Talking to his or her 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 at first additionally backed by Republican Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. But just days later, the mayor rescinded their compliance.
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