Deja Vu Wednesday

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday called for a revised plan to rescue Atlantic City, including proposals for a takeover and new revenue sources.

The plan, which Christie introduced with state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian by his side, combines elements of previous plans to save the distressed gambling hub.

The state already controls the city’s budget, hiring and other finances, but previous legislation Sweeney introduced this month proposed a more complete takeover of operations.

Christie’s joint plan on Tuesday, which he said he wants to get cleared by the end of February, would allow the state to restructure city debt and terminate municipal contracts, including with labor unions. Control would last for five years instead of the previously proposed 15 years.

It would allow the state to dissolve city departments, consolidate and privatize municipal services and sell city assets, which were all proposals included in a recent report by the city’s emergency manager Kevin Lavin about how to turn around the failing city.

@ REUTERS

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11 Responses to Deja Vu Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Instead just have everybody move out.

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  2. Den says:

    Quite similar to what happened in MI by another worthless Repugger.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Emergency Manager? Hmm. I wonder if having an EM was an ALEC idea, pumped out to all the republican governors as a way to take over black cities and school systems. Not very democratic to take the power away from we, the people and put a monster in charge of everything. We are so doomed.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Somebody shot at the Oregon standoff. Darn, I was hoping nothing like that would happen. Looks like the dead guy asked for it though.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    Obama came out for Hillary even though he denies it. I can read. I wish he would have kept his mouth shut. He may want, or think we need more of the same, someone like him, but he would be wrong. We need someone like Bernie. We need him in there, fighting Congress to try to fix our messed up country.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Saw the 3 Mallards in the Missouri Flat Creek while stick walking up to the Terre View Drive bridge. Saw another duck, the smaller species, flying north on the way home. A more normal 45 minute stick walk today.

    Day 4: 89+45=134 minutes.

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  7. Den says:

    I’ll quack to that!
    Although I prefer Loons for obvious reasons.

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