NJ Assembly Panel Passes Lottery Contracting Bill

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 3:18 PM EST) -- A bill requiring the New Jersey Legislature's approval for bids to privatize the state lottery cleared a state Assembly panel Monday, scoring a win for Democrats seeking to bring oversight to Gov. Chris Christie's plans to privatize New Jersey's lottery services.

The Assembly Budget Committee approved the legislation, A-3614, the same day it passed a resolution urging the governor to seek advice from the U.S. Department of Justice before contracting with a private company to handle operations for the state's $2.7 billion lottery.

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