Atlantic City is out of money, also it’s additionally quickly running out of time.
State Assembly Democrats were scrambling on Friday to determine how to continue in supplying financial aid 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 governmental responsibility for Atlantic City.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, seen here with State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, left, has gotten as a dialogue that is bitter Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, right, on the best way to rescue the city.
But Assembly Democrats aren’t in love with the idea, especially Assembly Speaker Vincent Preito, who prefers a rescue bill that would give AC two years to demonstrate progress or face a state takeover.
‘It’s unfortunate that Gov. Christie has failed 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, that is supported by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D), was at first also supported by Republican Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. But simply days later, the mayor rescinded his compliance.
The flip-flop has caused a war of terms to ensue (more…)