Is state takeover of Atlantic City a good bet?

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Aerial view of Atlantic City; Wikimedia via Bob Jagendorf/Flickr.
Aerial view of Atlantic City; Wikimedia via Bob Jagendorf/Flickr.

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Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced plans for a state takeover of Atlantic City’s casino and entertainment district along the boardwalk, citing declining casino revenues, rampant corruption and persistent urban problems. Joining Marty on today’s Radio Times to discuss Atlantic City’s past, present and potential future will be JON F. HANSON, who chaired an advisory commission Governor Christie appointed to review Atlantic City’s problems (link to pdf of report); Newark Star-Ledger reporter JOSH MARGOLIN, who broke the story of Christie’s takeover bid; and Temple history professor BRYANT SIMON, who wrote a book about Atlantic City’s history called Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America.

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