New Jersey closer to extending Atlantic City takeover for another 4 years

Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill Monday that would extend the state takeover of most of Atlantic City's major decision-making powers for another four years.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2021, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,038 days ago

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New Jersey closer to extending Atlantic City takeover for another 4 years
Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill Monday that would extend the state takeover of most of Atlantic City's major decision-making powers for another four years.
The move came on the same day two City Council members called for the New Jersey State Police to take control over the Atlantic City Police Department amid a surge of violent crime.
Recent incidents include a fatal shooting Sunday night and a fatal stabbing the day before.
If signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy, the state will have been in charge of the seaside gambling resort for nine years at the conclusion of the latest measure.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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