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Burzichelli Statement on Christie Line-Item Budget VetoesAssembly Appropriations Chairman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem) released the following statement Thursday on the governor's line item budget vetoes:
"This list of line item vetoes cuts is painful to see. Democrats submitted a responsible budget that wasn't all that different from the governor's proposal, yet we sought to help the middle-class, the poor and the most vulnerable struggling to make ends meet. These line item vetoes are disappointing and disheartening."
Burzichelli, Caputo & Houghtaling Bill to Allow Wagering at Far Hills Race Meeting Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen John Burzichelli, Ralph Caputo and Eric Houghtaling to allow wagering at the annual Far Hills race meeting in Somerset County was approved earlier this week by the General Assembly.
The bill (A-1697) would allow a running race permit holder in good standing with the state to coordinate with the Far Hills Race Meeting Association to allow wagering on the races.
"This should benefit both the horse racing industry and the viewing public," said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), who has sponsored numerous bills to modernize and boost New Jersey's horse racing industry. "The Far Hills race meeting is a celebrated series of steeplechase horse races that traditionally has been very popular, but wagering is not permitted on the races. This is clearly out-of-place with modern horse racing. At this point, this bill is common sense."