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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Voice Support for The Expansion of Gaming in Northern New Jersey

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Dec. 11, 2015

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Voice Support for The Expansion of Gaming in Northern New Jersey

EDISON ­-- Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne issued the following statement with regards to SCR-185, which would expand casino gaming to North Jersey with the possible creation of up to two casinos:

 “We strongly support this proposal. The expansion of gaming is critical to the growth of New Jersey’s economy. This initiative will put thousands of hard working men and women in the region’s building trades to work in good paying jobs. SCR-185 will generate increased revenue for our state, while bringing valuable resources to sustain Atlantic City. We urge the leaders of the legislature to work together to advance SCR-185 and present it to the voters for consideration in 2016.”

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