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Mazzeo Statement on Assembly Approval of Three Key Atlantic City Recovery Bills

Casino Property Tax Stabilization Act among Those Approved
Expresses Disappointment in Brown’s Opposition to Helping Taxpayers

(2nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement Thursday upon Assembly approval of three Atlantic City recovery bills (A-3981-3984-3985), including the Casino Property Tax Stabilization Act:

“This is a good day for Atlantic City.
“We have more work to do, but with these votes we’ve taken a significant step toward putting Atlantic City on the road to fiscal stability and recovery.
“Atlantic City is now closer to having the certainty it needs to plan for the future while pursuing whatever other budget cuts are needed to responsibly make ends meet. This will benefit taxpayers and the economy in Atlantic City, but also throughout Atlantic County and the region. That’s what the region’s hard-working families and senior citizens deserve. I’m pleased to deliver for them.
“We’ve already helped stabilize the schools in Atlantic City under my previous recovery bill (A-3983) signed into law. I hope these bills will soon also finally be signed into law.
“I am disappointed that my colleague Assemblyman Chris A. Brown — who voted for the bill before he voted against it — continues to play political games while taxpayers suffer. I’m continuing to focus on relieving the property tax burden on hard-working middle-class families and seniors. The election is over and I hope Asm. Brown joins me in that approach.”