Should New Jersey take over Atlantic City?

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Guests: Don Guardian, Betty Lewis, Steve Sweeney

New Jersey has been grappling with how to improve the conditions in struggling Atlantic City for a long time. Persistent crime, declining tourism revenue, and casino closures have all contributed its troubles. Many ideas have been floated to revitalize Atlantic City, with the latest being a bill in the state legislature that would have the state take over city operations. Today on Radio Times, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of the state assuming control over Atlantic City. First, we’ll talk with Mayor DON GUARDIAN to get his perspective on the prospect. We’ll then speak with State Senate president, STEVE SWEENEY, about why he introduced the bill into the legislature. Finally, we’ll talk with president of the Atlantic City branch of the NAACP, BETTY LEWIS, to hear why she is against the bill.

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