Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-Burlington, Camden) released the following statement regarding his legislation (A-4031 and A-4032) to provide tax-based coronavirus relief to stimulate the gaming and tourism industry after the measures cleared the Assembly Budget Committee Monday:
“Supporting our state and regional economies and employing thousands of workers, the closure of New Jersey’s casinos has no doubt cast a huge shadow on Atlantic City and New Jersey’s tourism industry.
“The legislation released from today’s committee will work in complement to provide a fiscal path forward for an industry that has been devastated by the effects of this pandemic. A path that will help propel us through recovery, and one that particularly aims to see Atlantic City get back on track.
“More importantly, these measures will help bring stability for the thousands of casino and gaming employees in this region, who face an uncertain future.”