New Jersey Legislature
The governor’s call comes a day after he slashed $361 million from the state budget that Democrats sent him, and gutted other Democrat-backed programs before signing the $32 billion spending plan into law.
It’s a big step forward for a historic and controversial adoption bill. Lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to unseal birth records for adoptees in New Jersey.
The state Legislature recently passed a measure mandating that the Labor Department rework the site so jobless residents can access claims information anytime.
The film industry now has more incentive to shoot a movie in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie said he won’t sign a bill that would allow smaller casinos to be built in Atlantic City before the rest of an ambitious package to rejuvenate the nation’s second-largest gambling market is also approved.
Bills to create a casino district with much greater state oversight and to loosen the amount of regulation that govern the city’s 11 casinos will be considered.
Christie said a deal could be hammered out on Monday if the Assembly agrees to push back its Christmas vacation, and said the deal would give Atlantic City certainty about its future.