ABSECON MAYOR – JOHN ARMSTRONG – ENDORSES TRENTON’S BAD BET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016
Citing Economic Impact & Transparency Deficiencies, Mayor Armstrong Joins Opposition To Gaming Expansion In New Jersey
Newark, NJ – Today, Absecon Mayor John Armstrong added his voice to the opposition to the casino expansion referendum on the ballot in New Jersey this coming Election Day. This endorsement, another in the long line of supporters for Trenton’s Bad Bet, is further evidence that New Jersey residents will not allow Trenton politicians to ram through a giveaway to billionaires at the expense of taxpayers.
“Casino expansion would have a devastating effect, on not only our region, but throughout the entire state by destroying tens of thousands of jobs and causing billions in lost revenue,” said Mayor Armstrong. “Meanwhile, New Jersey voters have been left in the dark about key details of the proposed expansion because it would only benefit a handful of well-connected, special interests.”
The cryptic referendum was proposed without providing voters with enough information to make an educated choice, such as locations and tax rates. And, in spite of having no identified tax rate for the would-be casino developments, elected officials continue to plan for undetermined revenues and make impossible commitments to social programs impacting New Jersey seniors, disabled and children.
“We cannot stand idly by as casino expansion looms and our economic well-being is at stake,” Mayor Armstrong added. “That is why I am voting no on Question One on Election Day.”
For more information about the Trenton’s Bad Bet, or to follow the group’s social channels, make donations, and find other opportunities to get involved, visit the group’s web site: www.TrentonsBadBet.org
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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.