Legislature Says No To Icahn Reopening Taj, Christie’s AC Overlord Pick Says A Lot – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Legislature Moves To Stop Taj Reopening Under Icahn

New Jersey’s state legislators on Monday voted to punish billionaire investor Carl Icahn for closing the Taj Mahal casino, by preventing him from reopening it for five years. The bill would apply to any casino owner who closed a casino after Jan. 2016 but right now that’s just Icahn. It’s not clear, however, whether Gov. Christie – who has the say on the plan – will approve it. Read the AP story here.

AC Overseer Pick Shows Why Trump Was Wise To Spurn Christie

The Star Ledger’s Paul Mulshine has a column out today that will probably prompt a lot of buzz around here – he looks at how much the Atlantic City overseer, Jeff Chiesa, will be paid ($400 an hour, plus a lot of compensation for travel time to the South Jersey boondocks) and concludes that this is an example of the appointments Gov. Christie has made for his lawyer friends and why President-Elect Donald Trump was wise not to give Christie a position on his team. You can read the full piece here.

Atlantic City Boxing Sked Looks Up In Jan

More boxing will be coming to Atlantic City in January  with two shows scheduled for back-to-back weekends, The Press of Atlantic City reports. That’s a sign of a turnaround for the city, which used to attract big-name fights, but has struggled to book shows in the last year.
If you read nothing else today, read how snowy owls are migrating to NJ beaches from the Canadian tundra.

The rest of today’s headlines (below) include news on Dem. governor candidate Phil Murphy’s tax return (the man of the people owns houses in Berlin and Italy), a Vineland bus crash, a Brigantine police officer going to jail and a development boost to a neighborhood in Camden.

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