Atlantic County Freeholder John Risley said, "The earliest we think we'll get any kind of service is possibly by the first week of May. And they kept promising us second quarter (of the year). Of course second quarter can mean June 30 or July 1."
"Many hospitals see a 'revolving door' of gunshot injures, as patients who have been shot are at a very high risk of being violently reinjured and committing violent acts themselves," Assemblyman Lou Greenwald said.
At a five and a half hour hearing Wednesday during which gun owners and gun-control advocates traded turns at the microphones, a state Assembly committee started a half-dozen bills on a path toward a governor eager to sign them.
“If they come up with something, great,” Christie said of a legislative compromise. “If they don’t, then bankruptcy would be the only option. And while I would regret having to go down that road, it is a road that I will have no choice but to go down.”
Gov. Chris Christie is not budging from his position on how to rescue Atlantic City from financial ruin, despite a new plan from state Democrats that could initiate a state takeover of the city by the end of August.