We have obtained a letter written today, Thursday, April 6, 2023 by Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

In the letter, Levinson offers Murphy an olive branch about coming together regarding gun violence.

Levinson writes:

“I recently heard your remarks in regards to gun control following the latest school tragedy in Nashville. You urged Congressional members of both political parties to come together, sit down and talk. As you have reiterated, expressions of sorrow and empathy matter, but this is a time for action. How many more times will we offer our "thoughts and prayers" and say "our hearts are with you" before we actually do something to address the gun violence epidemic in our country?, writes Levinson.

Additionally, Levinson took this occasion to address the money owed to Atlantic County taxpayers regarding the casino PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) legislation.

Levinson is asking The Governor to come together over this unresolved matter, writing:

“I wholeheartedly concur with your call for action, for both sides to meet, try to reach a solution and end the exhausting impasse. Which brings me to ask the same of you - to come together to discuss a resolution to our PILOT litigation,” said Levinson.

The stays of the PILOT litigation is regrettable. Levinson keeps winning judicial decisions versus the state of New Jersey.

However, the ultimate finish line has remained elusive, as the state keeps appealing each decision.

Here is Levinson’s letter to Governor Murphy:

Harry Hurley, TSM.
Harry Hurley, TSM.

Levinson makes a good point today.

Coming together means being willing to work collegially in all important public matters where disagreements exist.

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