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Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement Wednesday on the New Jersey Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment Advisory Commission report:

“Sports and gaming are key to our state’s economy and job creation, so proposals to enhance those industries will always receive due consideration. I fully expect these ideas will especially be a focus of the upcoming gaming summit called by Democratic legislators. It’s also important to remember that many legislators have their own valid ideas for ensuring New Jersey remains a leader in the sports, entertainment and gaming industries. Those ideas will receive equal attention in the months ahead, whether they be for Atlantic City, the Meadowlands or both.

“It is without question absolutely important to make sure Atlantic City remains strong, but it’s important to remember that transforming the Meadowlands complex into a modern and vibrant entertainment destination is also essential to New Jersey’s economy. We must find ways to embrace the potential of both.”