Atlantic City takeover bill clears State Senate, 27-8

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Democratic State Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic City)
Democratic State Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic City)

The dramatic protestations of city officials and activists wasn’t enough to stop Trenton now that the deal has already been cut, Save Jerseyans.

On Monday afternoon, legislation to implement a state takeover of Atlantic City cleared the State Senate by a solid 27 YEA, 8 NAY margin.

Senators Ronald Rice (D-28), Nia Gill (D-34), Jeff Van Drew (D-1), Nick Sacco (D-32), Tom Kean Jr. (R-21), Chris Connors (R-9), Diane Allen (R-7) and Jennifer Beck (R-11) voted against the bill.

Senators Shirley Turner (D-15), Teresa Ruiz (D-29), Linda Greenstein (D-14) and Sandra Cunnigham (D-31) abstained.

The Assembly hasn’t yet take up the bill due to a dispute over collective bargaining rights.

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