Governor Chris Christie is a fan of baseball's New York Mets. His baseball club hasn't been playing very well recently, but the Governor hit a political and governmental home run last week with his release of the report of his Advisory Commission on New Jersey Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment.
The Governor and his Advisory Commission have come forth with a bold, comprehensive plan that provides for long range solutions to problems that have been plaguing New Jersey for years. Christie's proposal to create a Clean and Safe Tourism District for Atlantic City provides an essential pathway for saving the casinos and establishing Atlantic City as a true destination resort. He wisely proposes to significantly downsize the state's role in horse racing, a dying industry which New Jersey taxpayers should no longer be subsidizing. At long last, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will cease its costly operations of the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park Racetracks and the IZOD Center arena, enabling these properties to be sold, leased, or licensed.