Christie, After Apology, Lays Out Atlantic City Plan

- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to New Jersey Tuesday for a press conference where he announced an understanding with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian and Senate President Steve Sweeney to stabilize the municipal finances of Atlantic City.

The plan, which will be introduced as legislation in the coming weeks, would amount to a state takeover of the city.  

 

 Governor Christie was back in New Jersey off the presidential campaign trail today and in a shock to many the normally tough talking Governor apologized for comments he made about a local mayor.

The  Mayor that he was referring to was Patrick Rosenello of North Wildwood who roughly 24 hours ago Governor Christie accused of grandstanding about the damage in New Jersey from our latest storm.

It was a sudden turnaround for the mayor that may have been due to public backlash or thoughts about Presidential aspirations or maybe he was just tired.

After the apology the Governor seemingly was ready to return the discussion to storm clean up and that's a sentiment shared by residents down the shore who are more worried about their homes and businesses than presidential politics . 

“I take heat for what I say all the time, sometimes I deserve it and sometimes I don’t,” Christie said, adding that he had apologized to North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello for having called him a “crazy mayor.”

Christie also defended his comments that Jonas was in any way worse than 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. 

   The Atlantic City move comes as the cash-strapped city ponders asking the state for permission to declare bankruptcy. The City Council was to discuss a bankruptcy filing Tuesday, but cannot act without state approval.
 
   The struggling seaside gambling resort is still reeling from Christie's veto of a financial aid package, tax appeals from its top casino and the continuing slowdown of its casino industry.  
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