Atlantic City Spent $400K on Miss America

The real question: Was it worth it?

Philadelphia Business Journal reports: “Atlantic City paid a pretty penny to host the Miss America pageant — and much of that went to city workers. The city paid $400,000 in overtime during the pageant and its preliminary events, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Around $250,000 of that was paid to police who logged 3,000 hours of overtime at $78 per hour.”

The Press of Atlantic City adds: “Everybody recognized how good this was for the city, so we did what we had to do to bring these folks here,” Business Administrator Ron Cash said. “We’re hoping and expecting to get some kind of reimbursement.” Nobody seems to know how that reimbursement might occur, however.