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Assembly Budget Panel to Hear Testimony On Proposal to Privatize New Jersey State Lottery
(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to take testimony regarding the proposal to retain private management services for the operation of the New Jersey State Lottery.
The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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