Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) reacted today to Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of the package of bills to aid Atlantic City’s financial recovery.
“I am extremely disappointed in the governor’s failure to enact the package of bills to aid Atlantic City’s financial recovery and I am concerned by the time that was wasted since the plan was put on his desk close to six months ago,” Sweeney said in a statement. “Critical time has been lost to Atlantic City and to South Jersey’s economy, leaving tens of thousands of people in continued financial peril. I will be reviewing all the details in the governor’s conditional veto and will be prepared to have a fully informed response later today or tomorrow. Atlantic City’s problems still persist, so I am committed to taking immediate, constructive action.
“No one should ignore the fact that Atlantic City’s financial crisis continues and that a comprehensive, forward-looking plan is needed to prevent fiscal conditions from getting worse and that we need to act quickly. I am prepared to work constructively with everyone who is impacted by Atlantic City’s fate to help the city’s economy recover and grow.”