Camden to get the bulk of N.J. transitional aid funding

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign into law the Legislature-approved $139 million in transitional aid for the state’s struggling cities.

    Eleven cities will share the money, but Camden will get the most — $61.4 million. reports Christie has guaranteed his signature on the bill after the Assembly approved Senate changes and both agreed to $1.5 million for oversight.


    The rest of the money will be shared by Trenton, Paterson, Union City, Asbury Park, Lawnside, Chesilhurst, Harrison, Maurice River, Penns Grove and Prospect Park. As part of the oversight, city officials will confer with the state about how to best spend the money.

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