Poll: Gov. Chris Christie and His Interest in Camden — What’s the Real Deal?

NJ Spotlight | December 4, 2014 | Polling
Why is the governor investing so much money -- and political capital -- in the troubled city?

Gov. Chris Christie has devoted a significant amount of the state’s resources to Camden, still rated the poorest city in America. The latest is a new pledge to renovate Camden High School with at least $50 million (down from a previous pledge of $100 million). He’s also ordered a state takeover of the school system, provided funds for a county takeover of the city police department, supported investment in the city through massive tax incentives, and supported initiatives at Cooper University Hospital and Rutgers-Camden campus.