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Senate Aims to Shoot Down Christie’s Gun Permit Expansion

Gov. Chris Christie says serious threats should suffice in qualifying for a concealed-carry permit, even without a specific threat. Senators are voting to say no.

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Online Fantasy Sports Sites, FanDuel And DraftKings, Under Scrutiny Of Government
The fantasy sports website DraftKings (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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As NJ Seeks to Regulate Fantasy Sports Sites, a Sticking Point

Industry wants fantasy sports ruled games of skill — helping them avoid rules against gambling.

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NJ Voters Will Decide This Year on North Jersey Casinos

Polls show it's roughly a 50/50 bet, but lawmakers voted Monday to have voters decide this November whether to allow two casinos to be built in North Jersey.

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Governor Chris Christie with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (L) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto
Governor Chris Christie with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (L) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
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Gov. Christie Pocket Vetoes Atlantic City’s PILOT Bill

Governor Christie has pocket vetoed a bill from Senator Jim Whelan to allow Atlantic City’s casinos to pay an annual lump sum in lieu of taxes.

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Boardwalk in Atlantic City (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NJ Senate President to Atlantic City Officials: ‘Knock off the BS’

Shape up or we’re coming in and taking over. That’s the message to Atlantic City officials from State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D- West Deptford), who’s introducing a measure that would give the state the power to assume control of AC’s finances.

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Boardwalk in Atlantic City
Boardwalk in Atlantic City (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Harry Hurley Exclusive: Confidential Sources Reveal a Major Atlantic City Shake-Up is in the Works

Well placed Trenton sources have provided the following exclusive to "Hurley in the Morning," on the strict condition that I protect the identities of my sources.

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East Coast Gaming Congress
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Mazzeo Opposes Gaming Outside of Atlantic City During East Coast Gaming Congress

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2) took a major departure away from his fellow Democratic colleague State Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) today.

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Sailing boat (Lidian Neeleman, ThinkStock)
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Boat Sales Tax Would be Capped Under NJ Bill

New Jersey is charging boaters thousands of dollars in taxes and fees, but two South Jersey lawmakers are sponsoring legislation in hopes of leveling the playing field for businesses who build or sell boats in the state.

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The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City.
The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City. (Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Christie Expected to Name Emergency Manager for Atlantic City

Despite initial protests by Atlantic City officials, Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce the appointment of an emergency manager to oversee the troubled resort town's finances.

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A Call To Help Atlantic County Taxpayers

Political leaders in Atlantic County want any tax aid package for Atlantic City's casinos to also help taxpayers in the county.

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