NJ Lawmaker Wants Legislature To Have Final Say On Lottery

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 1:59 PM EST) -- New Jersey Assemblyman Vincent Prieto on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring that any bid to privatize the state lottery be approved by the state Legislature, an effort to bring oversight to Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to privatize the state’s lucrative lottery services.

Prieto, the Democratic chairman of the Assembly’s budget committee, said in a statement that bill A-3614 comes on the heels of the Christie administration’s refusal to answer questions or explain to the public details of the proposed lottery privatization plan. The New Jersey Department of...
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