Gov. Christie dismisses state of emergency in Paterson

City officials hoping for more state aid for Paterson do not have a supporter in Gov. Chris Christie (R- New Jersey).The governor addressed the issue

PATERSON - City officials hoping for more state aid for Paterson do not have a supporter in Gov. Chris Christie (R- New Jersey).

The governor addressed the issue while attending a ground breaking ceremony for a new school in Long Branch.

The governor said that until city leadership improves, Paterson will not receive any money from the state. Christie accused city leaders of managing the city "disgracefully."

With more than a dozen homicides so far this year, some city officials say additional funding is needed from the state to get more officers on the streets.

Paterson has almost 90 fewer police officers on the streets because of layoffs.

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