ACLU has reservations about Atlantic City rescue plan

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    New Jersey Sen. Vincent Mazzeo

    New Jersey Sen. Vincent Mazzeo

    New Jersey lawmakers have approved a plan giving Atlantic City five months to come up with a way to reduce expenses and balance its budget to avoid a state takeover.

    The bill will now go to Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to sign it into law.

    This week, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey sent a letter to lawmakers warning that the rescue plan raises constitutional and civil rights concerns.

    Rebecca Livengood is an attorney with the New Jersey ACLU. She joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Brad Linder to discuss the issues they have found in the legislation.

     

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