The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) issues this statement in response to Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto of the Atlantic City Economic Revitalization legislation.
We are disappointed that the Governor conditionally vetoed the package of bills designed to help revitalize Atlantic City. As we have repeatedly said, these bills are vital to establishing a viable path forward out of the city’s financial crisis. That crisis has threatened the continued sustainability of the casino industry and the economic benefits it generates, including thousands of jobs held by our employees.
Every day that passes jeopardizes the financial stability this legislation would achieve and also threatens not only our employees, but also non-casino Atlantic City businesses as well as residents and taxpayers across the county.
We implore the necessary parties to quickly convene and resolve all open issues as soon as possible so that the legislature can address the Governor’s action.