AC’s New Overlord and Bleak Budget News For All Of NJ – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Atlantic City has a new overlord: Jeff Chiesi. The Press of Atlantic City says he is a close ally of Governor Chris Christie. Chiesi will be the man tasked with disappearing the city’s $100 million budget hole by wielding his not-insignificant powers to cut jobs and union contracts. Oh, and maybe to sell the water authority.

The outlook on the budget for the entire state of New Jersey took a turn for the worse too yesterday after credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s lowered its rating for the garden state, citing worries over its ballooning pensions and planned tax cuts. You can read more here via NJ Spotlight.

New details on the shooting of Atlantic City Police Officer Josh Vadell emerged from testimony heard yesterday – the Press of Atlantic City has the story.

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Here’s the rest of what we’re reading today:

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