An Assembly committee on Monday approved a resolution that would allow voters statewide to decide in November whether to permit two new casino licenses to be issued in the northern half of the state.
Senators Lesniak, Sarlo and Greenstein were joined by Assemblyman Holley, policy experts, small business owners and advocates in kicking off a renewed push to join the 25 states plus the District of Columbia that require this common-sense accounting method that prevents corporations from artificially shifting income, thereby avoiding state taxes.
Given New Jersey’s track record with gambling – one of big promises, a lack of delivery on those promises and little long-term economic benefit – one would think there’d be more caution and skepticism about expanding casinos to North Jersey.
“We’ve got a minimum wage, at $8.38 an hour, that doesn’t come close to allowing a full-time worker to have a chance in New Jersey.”
Yesterday, Brick City Live moderated a Twitter chat with NJPP policy analyst Brandon McKoy and New Jersey Institute for Social Justice CEO Ryan Haygood on Newark, employment opportunities and raising the minimum wage.