AC Water Rates Rise, Trump’s Son-In-Law Sits On Inlet Property – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Water Rates Rise
Atlantic City’s Municipal Utilities Authority has raised rates 10 percent to $50 a quarter (they’re still the lowest in the area). The rate rise was needed, the board said, to cover a budget shortfall after one of the authority’s biggest customers stopped buying its water. Who was that big customer? New Jersey American Water, whose lobbyist is Philip Norcross, brother to South Jersey power broker George Norcross. American Water – which could be a possible bidder for Atlantic City’s MUA if it is put up for sale under the state’s takeover of the city’s finances – is negotiating with the MUA to buy a reduced amount of water. Christian Hetrick at the Press of Atlantic City has the story here.

Jared Kushner’s Inlet Property
The Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg has a neat piece on a chunk of prime Atlantic City real estate that – yup – is vacant. And it’s owned by the property company run by Jared Kushner, the President-elect’s son-in-law. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that there’s an only-in-New-Jersey back story to the land – you can read it here.

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What else is going on? There are headlines today on healthcare (costs of), bear hunt (progress of), solitary confinement (veto of) and more – you can see what else we’re reading here:





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