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.
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