PolitickerNJ Wire Feed
Prieto Introduces Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization
(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto on Wednesday announced he’s introduced legislation to require any bid to privatize the state lottery be subject to approval of the state Legislature. The bill (A-3614) comes as the Christie administration moves to privatize lottery services, despite numerous questions about the plan and the administration’s refusal to explain the plan to the public at a recent Assembly Budget Committee hearing on the issue.
“The proposal to privatize without public explanation one of our most profitable and well-run assets is troubling,” said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). “The Christie administration appears ready to forfeit substantial long-term revenue for a one-shot payment that will also hurt small business owners and risk vital programs for our students, veterans and the disabled. More oversight is clearly needed..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
When asked in New Hamsphire today about whether he was considering a presidential run in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie said he wouldn’t discuss his plans until after November.Read More >
U.S. Senate race: Bell defends gold standard stance MONTCLAIR - On the same day he was politically brickbatted by the chief adviser to the last Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell stood by a key plank of policy platform: monetary reform...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
“Clearly there’s some resemblance with Theodore Roosevelt. That direct confrontational style of leadership.” - historian Doris Hearns Goodwin, referring to Gov. Chris Christie.- The Times of Trenton
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.