Mar 21, 2013
The New Jersey state legislature is sending Republican Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would require legislative approval for his lotto privatization plans.
The state Senate today voted 23 to 17 to pass the bill (A3614), which passed the Assembly in January, according to The Star-Ledger.
CWA has launched an ad campaign targeting Christie's lotto plan, as the state reviews the one and only bid to run the sales and marketing functions of the state lottery. It's a partnership comprised of Italian, Canadian and New York-owned groups.
As CWA's ad points out, billions of dollars could go to these politically-connected foreign companies, while New Jersey small businesses stand to lose customers and revenue. A study by the Asian American Retailers Association found that 7,000 jobs would be lost in New Jersey if the lottery were privatized.
Watch the ad here: