STATE WILL OVERSEE ATLANTIC CITY’S FINANCES

State officials announced today that they will now provide oversight to Atlantic City’s governmental finances.  In a deal announced on Tuesday, the State of New Jersey will allow Atlantic City to spread out a $9.5 million operating deficit over a five year period.  In return, the State will now provide oversight of Atlantic City’s financial…

VAN DREW’S COURT BILL APPROVED BY SENATE

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew to help municipalities cut costs by giving them the flexibility to eliminate unnecessary positions after merging municipal courts today was unanimously approved by the full Senate. The bill (S-2233) is part of a legislative effort to give municipalities additional tools to reduce costs and make it possible to…