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It’s tough to believe that the governor’s exclusion of any mention of South Jersey points in his annual message was just an oversight. Let’s hope actions speak louder than words.

It would be difficult to imagine that, after a year like 2018, former Gov. Chris Christie would have given a 2019 State of the State address that didn’t mention any successes, modest though they might be, in Camden and Atlantic City. 

There was continued progress in Camden’s schools, and a further reduction in its overall crime rate. Atlantic City welcomed the reopening of two casinos, as well