BREAKING: Chris Christie appoints “Detroit-style” Emergency Manager for Atlantic City


Originally posted at Eclectablog.

Back in November, I wrote about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie considering the possibility of appointing an Emergency Manager for Atlantic City which has faced a critical financial emergency due to the near collapse of its gaming industry. This morning Gov. Christie announced that he will appoint an Emergency Manager. Former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is said to have been consulting with with Gov. Christie's administration but rumors that he will be the Atlantic City Emergency Manager were  inaccurate. Instead, Christie has appointed New York lawyer Kevin Lavin.

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