“There is nothing in the Hanson report that says that racing should go away," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been quoted as saying. "What it says is, in these fiscal times, we cannot subsidize any industries.”
Gov. Christie's comments come via an article on njbiz.com, which conveys his quotes from a Monday press conference in which he signed a bill which removed insensitive language regarding disabilities from state law.
According to the article, Gov. Christie also added that the Hanson commission's recommendation to create a public-private partnership to oversee Atlantic City’s casino district would be privately funded.
In addressing New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak's proposed bill which would see legalized, online intra-state sports wagering which would help subsidize the NJ horse racing industry, Gov. Christie was quoted as saying, “Let him go try and do it.”
The article starts with a quote from Gov. Christie regarding the possibility of the implementation of slot machines at the Meadowlands, in which he was quoted as saying, “I think you need to talk about what’s politically possible.”
(With files from njbiz.com)