‘Public Safety’ Cited In Binding-Arbitration Victory In Hagerstown Referendum

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Binding arbitration for Hagerstown’s fire and police unions received a decisive 73 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election — a victory a fire union official attributed to a central point. If there is anything that city residents readily support when they write their checks for property taxes, it is public safety, […]

Christie Given Approval For Immediate State Takeover Of Atlantic City

TRENTON, NJ – After months of arguments and uncertainty, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Wednesday was granted the authority to immediately seize control of financially distressed Atlantic City. The state Local Finance Board voted 5-0 to approve a five-year state takeover of the local government in the seaside gambling resort — an effort Christie says […]