Familiar With The String Of Broken Promises Coming Out Of Trenton, Rockaway Township Councilwoman Throws Her Support Behind Opposition To Expanding Casino Gaming  

Newark, NJ – Councilwoman Patricia Abrahamsen of Rockaway Township today gave her endorsement to Trenton’s Bad Bet after years of experiencing the effects of Trenton’s broken promises. Her endorsement echoes that of other New Jersey residents and organizations opposed to the referendum to expand casino gaming into North New Jersey.

“North Jersey casinos are another bed bet from Trenton politicians,” said councilwoman Abrahamsen, “As a retired police officer, I see firsthand how broken promises have put first responders’ pensions in jeopardy; as a councilwoman, I see how our towns are burdened with unfunded mandates from Trenton; and as a mother and grandmother, I see how our school systems continue to be underfunded.”

Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet added, “Councilwoman Abrahamsen’s concerns highlight some of the most troubling aspects of potential casino expansion in North Jersey. For years, we have heard promises from Trenton, but time and again, they have let us down.”

Even as the state fails to put an amendment on the ballot in November requiring New Jersey to fund public employee pensions, leaving the pensions for public workers across the state underfunded by $40 billion dollars, Trenton still expects residents to trust them to manage a casino expansion into North New Jersey.

“The Transportation Trust Fund is a bust, work on our roads and bridges has stalled, and our schools are chronically underfunded,” said Cortese. “Yet, Trenton politicians want us to trust them to do the right thing with casino expansion. New Jersey residents deserve better.”

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Trenton’s Bad Bet is a diverse collection of concerned New Jersey community leaders, unions, businesses and residents that will work to oppose the New Jersey Casino Referendum that seeks to expand gaming into North Jersey.

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