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Turning Meadowlands into a racino is common sense

Turning Meadowlands into a racino is common sense
BY RALPH R. CAPUTO AND CONNIE WAGNER
COMMENTARY

The news is coming quickly these days when it comes to gaming, and unfortunately none of it is all that good for New Jersey.

First, Gov. Chris Christie's advisory commission released a report that could very well doom New Jersey's gaming industry by denying the obvious --- that we are facing ferocious competition from other states from racinos and other new gaming offerings.

Then came word that Malaysia-based casino operator Genting was selected by the New York Lottery to operate the proposed slot machine casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack. The planned casino will have 4,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and would be the closest legalized gambling facility to Manhattan.

This one-two punch would come at the expense of the Meadowlands Racetrack, which Gov. Christie's commission recommended closing or leasing for $1 a year, without the VLTs other states are offering at their racetracks. The jobs and economic development created by these tracks and the horse industry were already at risk even before this report. They are now on severe life-support.

VLTs at the Meadowlands — with involvement by the Atlantic City casinos — is common sense, but the governor's office has failed to grasp it.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

 

Obama’s support of Ground Zero mosque was damaging

Obama’s support of Ground Zero mosque was damaging
BY CARL GOLDEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

It's called "stepping on your own story" and avoiding it is a lesson drilled into politicians before they ever leave the cradle.

Last week, President Obama ...

Pampering has led to generational changes in the U.S.

Pampering has led to generational changes in the U.S.
BY LUIGI D'ONORIO DEMEO
COMMENTARY

Have you been to a tee-ball game lately? Did you hear the score? You may be surprised to learn that the score is not kept and there are no league standings, such as wh...

New Jerseyans should know county and municipal dollars spent on lobbying

New Jerseyans should know county and municipal dollars spent on lobbying
BY JEFF BRINDLE
COMMENTARY

Benjamin Franklin lobbied the British parliament on behalf of the Continental Congress, making him the first American lobbyist.

Many individuals have followed in Franklin's foo...

Frustration over oil and economy spills over at Obama

Frustration over oil and economy spills over at Obama
EDITORIAL CARTOON BY MIKE SCOTT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What needs to be cleaned up? Is it the Gulf? The economy? The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? Unfortunately, it's all of them ... and that has the cou...

Social Security is one insurance policy we know is fair

Social Security is one insurance policy we know is fair
BY SY LARSON
COMMENTARY

As we reflect on those 75 years, let's remember what life was like without this vital program. Before August 14, 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Secur...

Think of Social Security as Bernie Madoff on steroids

Think of Social Security as Bernie Madoff on steroids
BY MURRAY SABRIN
COMMENTARY

The Social Security program turned 75 years old on August 14th and the political class and their allies in the media, academia and the business world toasted the event extoll...

Where the mosque should be built near Ground Zero

Where the mosque should be built near Ground Zero
EDITORIAL CARTOON BY MIKE SCOTT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The controversy about the new mosque two blocks away from where the Twin Towers were attacked pits the families of the 9/11 victims against the coun...

Why the unemployed will stay unemployed

Why the unemployed will stay unemployed
BY ROY NERSESIAN
COMMENTARY

In previous articles, we explored the reasons why we are in the present mess: a government law (still on the books by the way) mandating that banks make bad mortgage loans, d...

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