LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie isn’t giving in to Atlantic City’s mayor.
Mayor Don Guardian said Monday that the resort town’s dismal finances will force a weeks-long shutdown of nonessential government services next month if the city doesn’t get state aid.READ MORE: Body Found At Broomall Auto Body Shop Owned By Missing Man George Hughes, Police Say
Christie said at a news conference Tuesday that the state won’t loan the city money and that a takeover measure passed by the Senate should be approved by the Assembly.READ MORE: Off-Duty Officer Thomas Munz Jr. Killed While Riding Motorcycle In South Philly Was Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Walter Wallace Jr.
Guardian and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto say the measure goes too far in wresting control from city officials.
Guardian says the shutdown would start April 8 and likely last until at least May 2, when quarterly tax revenue is set to arrive. Police, fire and sanitation workers would continue to perform their jobs without pay but would be paid when the tax money comes in.MORE NEWS: Brotherly Love: Wheels Of Change Bringing Help To Families In Their Own Neighborhoods
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