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Brown, Showboat employees decry casino closure [video]

Source: NJTV [video] – Standing shoulder-to-shoulder behind Assemblyman Chris Brown, workers shouted things like “We need our jobs!” and “Middle class!” And they shouted down talk of moving casino jobs out-of-state or to North Jersey. Caesars plans to close the Showboat casino in Atlantic City in August. Brown says 2,100 jobs are at stake. “They …

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Brown speaks on Showboat casino closing

Atlantic City Press – On the same day Assemblyman Chris Brown called Showboat Casino parent group Caesars Entertainment’s plan to close the still-profitable facility an unconscionable act, a representative from Caesars offered some hope the casino could be sold rather than shuttered. Speaking on the Boardwalk in front of the Showboat on Tuesday morning, Brown, …

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Brown proposes trio of casino bills

NJ 101.5 – With just over a month until Showboat Hotel and Casino shuts its doors for good, making it the second Atlantic City casino to close since January, Assemblyman Chris Brown (R-Linwood) is calling for accountability among the city’s gambling houses. With just over a month until Showboat Hotel and Casino shuts its doors …

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Brown to offer ideas to help Atlantic City

Courier Post – In the latest effort for a solution to overcome Atlantic City’s sagging fortunes, Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, will espouse his ideas at a press conference Tuesday. The news event will take place in front of the Showboat Casino Hotel on the Boardwalk. Brown will address not only the closing of Showboat Aug. …

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O’Scanlon says education funding in NJ needs to change

NJ. 101.5 – For more than two decades how New Jersey funds education has been the subject of litigation. Many education advocates accuse Gov. Chris Christie of underfunding schools, but others argue the money being spent isn’t being spent wisely. The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee thinks it’s time to revisit the issue. …

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Dancer-McHose Bipartisan Bill That Promotes Agricultural Tourism at Wineries Signed into Law

Press Release – (TRENTON) – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose that promotes agricultural tourism on preserved farmland was recently signed into law by Gov. Christie. The new law directs the State Agricultural Development Committee (SADC) to establish a 44 month pilot program to allow special occasion events to …

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Senate Passes 9th District’s Veterans Rental Assistance Initiative

Source: The SandPaper – The state Senate has voted to pass a legislative initiative spearheaded by Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that was drafted to expand housing assistance options for veterans in New Jersey. The 9th District’s measure would require the reservation of a portion of tenant …

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Space, Dancer legislation to improve school nutrition to get possible upgrade by governor

Source: Asbury Park Press – The Assembly Thursday passed two bills that could bolster the state’s “Farm to School” program and promote nutrition for school-age children. The bills now are on the governor’s desk. Sponsored by Assembly Republicans Parker Space and Ron Dancer, A #2641 supports the state’s “Farm to School” and “Farm to Gardens” …

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Handlin comments on Dems and bridge scandal investigation

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer  - Six months after e-mails surfaced tying lane closures at the George Washington Bridge to a senior aide to Gov. Christie, Democratic legislators continue to scrutinize the role of the governor’s office, even as Christie tries to rebuild his political brand. While much of the Legislature breaks for the summer, the joint …

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Dancer on Lisa’s Law and domestic violence

Source: Asbury Park Press – Drunk and belligerent, a Little Egg Harbor man hurled a string of four-letter obscenities at his ex-girlfriend and then put his 15-year-old daughter in a choke hold, repeatedly cutting off her breathing. In Atlantic Highlands a man threw an unopened beer can at a woman, leaving a bruise, lacerations and …

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