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Week capsulizes changes buffeting Atlantic City

6-21-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This past week, three big things happened in Atlantic City that show the big changes buffeting the nation's third-largest casino market. Revel Casino Hotel filed for bankruptcy and warned it will close if a buyer can't be ...

Kentucky receiving $900K for workforce database

6-20-14
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being ...

Lawyer: Revel ‘a melting ice cube’ that needs help

6-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy lawyer says Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is "a melting ice cube" that needs immediate help to stay open until a buyer can be found. The $2.4 billion casino is back in bankruptcy court for the second time in ...

Revel files 2nd bankruptcy in 2 years

6-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in as many years.The $2.4 billion casino filed a Chapter 11 petition Thursday first obtained by The Associated Press. The filing says the ...
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Asm. Schaer: Budget Needs to Meet the People’s Needs

6-19-14
Assemblyman Gary Schaer says that when forming the state budget, the first priority has to be meeting the needs of the people.

Assembly budget plan funds pensions, raises taxes

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly is crafting its own state budget proposal that fully funds the public worker pension obligation and restores funding to women's health centers and other core Democratic constituencies. Assembly Speaker ...

NJ arrests more than 12 in alleged kickback scheme

6-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested in what New Jersey authorities say was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. New Jersey's attorney general says the owner of numerous MRI ...

Unemployment dips to 6.8 percent in New Jersey

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say the state unemployment rate inched down to 6.8 percent in May, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the ...

AP: Buyer of PokerStars, NJ to talk license

6-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top casino regulator tells The Associated Press his agency will begin talks Thursday with the company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site. The talks are aimed at getting the world's largest ...
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Democrats Offer Alternatives to Cutting Pension Payment

6-18-14
Senate Democratic leaders say they want to fully fund the state's pension system and proposed increasing income taxes for wealthier New Jerseyans.