ATLANTIC CITY COUNCILMAN – JESSE KURTZ – ENDORSES TRENTON’S BAD BET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2016
AC Councilman Joins The Opposition To Casino Expansion
Newark, NJ – Adding his name to the long list of concerned New Jersey leaders, Atlantic City Councilman, Jesse O. Kurtz today joined the opposition to the referendum for expanding casino gaming into North New Jersey.
“Communities and local leaders across the state are coming together to oppose casino expansion,” said Councilman Kurtz. “And I am proud to endorse the work that Trenton’s Bad Bet is doing by educating voters on the pitfalls of the casino expansion ballot question in November.”
Schools across the state continue to suffer, with an education system underfunded by more than $1 billion. Over $2.7 billion in state road and rail projects remain shut down. Tax revenues continue to be diverted to cover Trenton’s budget mismanagement. Yet, the State continues to push the referendum for casino expansion.
“We are honored to have the endorsement of Councilman Kurtz – a strong leader and loud voice against casino expansion,” said Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet. “He joins a growing list of community leaders, unions and businesses across the state who understand that North Jersey casinos are ill-advised and the wrong move for the state.”
Despite residents continuing to come out against the casino expansion referendum, it’s is clear that Trenton is only concerned with taking care of special interests regardless of the impact on New Jersey residents.
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About Trenton’s Bad Bet
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.