North Jersey Casino Ballot Question “Deader Than Disco” for 2015?
Sources tell a New Jersey-based political website that the effort to put a question on this November's ballot which will ask voters to allow casino gambling outside of Atlantic City is, "deader than disco."
A source tell PolitickerNJ.com that even after a lavish press conference that showed what a Hard Rock Casino at the Meadowlands would look like, which could be open in about a year once things got moving, the issue appears to be dead for this year because there's too much political uncertainly about what the outcome of the vote would mean for some democrats in South Jersey. The article says,
There’s no chance George Norcross III and Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) will let the question on the ballot, said the source, arguing that it’s not just about losing a seat or two in the assembly but the future composition of the state senate, which for South Jersey could hinge on protecting those seats.