In the absence of federal and state stimulus for the casino industry, Assemblymen John Amodeo and Vince Polistina are proposing their own plan to support existing hotel and casinos, expedite the completion of planned hotel and casinos, and promote job creation for the Atlantic City region.
?The casino industry is the number one industry in the state, and Trenton has failed to live up to its responsibility to make sure that Atlantic City generates jobs and the revenue to support programs for our senior citizens and the disabled,? said Polistina. ?Our plan can lead the industry out of the economic downturn and cement Atlantic City?s position as world class destination resort.?
?We are going to help the industry by investing more money into bricks and mortar infrastructure projects that will directly support the industry and increase economic activity for the whole state. We are going to put more money into advertising so we can promote Atlantic City the way a world class destination ought to be promoted. We are going to reassure investors that Atlantic City is a solid bet. And finally, we are going to extend a lifeline to the senior citizens and disabled who depend on the services funded through the Casino Revenue Fund,? said Amodeo.
The assemblymen?s four-point legislative package proposes to: