TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Members of a New Jersey Assembly
committee plan to examine the prospect of casino gaming at the Meadowlands.
Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr., who chairs the Regulatory Oversight and Gaming
Committee, says expanding gambling options to the Meadowlands could strengthen
New Jersey against competition from nearby states.
Gov. Chris Christie and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney have opposed
the idea. They want to give an Atlantic City revitalization plan time to turn
around the fortunes of the city's slumping casinos.
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo is sponsoring a bill that would ask voters to amend
the state constitution to allow casinos in Bergen County.
The committee will not consider any bills during a hearing next week at the