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Congressman Frank Pallone Introduces Bill Bringing Sports Betting to New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2012
Contacts: Ray Zaccaro (202) 225-4671

Trenton, N.J. – On Monday January 23, 2012, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.(NJ-06) will stand with NJ State Senators Raymond Lesniak (NJ-20) and Jim Whelan (NJ-02) at the New Jersey State House to announce legislation he is introducing that will open sports betting to New Jersey. The bill will exclude New Jersey from the federal prohibition on professional and amateur sports gambling.

In November, 2011 New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure amending the state constitution to authorize the Legislature to enact laws allowing sports wagering in New Jersey. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill allowing people over the age of 21 to place a bet on a sporting event in-person at special lounges created in casinos, racetracks or at the site of a former racetrack

“The existing federal law is unconstitutional and arbitrary, giving four states access to this billion-dollar industry, while shutting out the rest,” said Pallone. “The citizens of New Jersey have made it clear they want the opportunity to share in the profits from professional sports betting. This legislation will help even the playing field and uphold our state’s wishes on what is clearly a state issue.”

Senator Lesniak said, “We appreciate Congressman Pallone’s effort to get Congress to give New Jersey what our residents overwhelmingly want, the same ability to place bets on sporting events that it has given to the residents of Nevada and to boost revenues and jobs at our casinos and racetracks.”

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Highlands Thanks Local PD, FD, EMS for Irene Response Sunday 9/11/11

Local officials in conjunction with Quick Check will host a “Welcome Back Highlands” celebration to thank Police, Fire, EMS and Volunteers for their hard work during Hurricaine Irene and welcome back local residents who had evacuated.

FREE REFRESHMENTS (INCLUDING PASTRIES AND COFFEE) WILL BE PROVIDED COMPLIMENTS OF QUICK CHEK – ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. FIRST RESPONDERS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES WILL ALSO BE TREATED AS GUESTS OF HONOR.

Where -Veteran’s Park, located near 20 Bay Ave Highlands NJ 07732 (Monmouth County)

When Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 4pm.

Why – Both the residents of Highlands, NJ and Quick Chek highly value the numerous contributions made to our community by our first responders and citizen volunteers during Hurricane Irene and wish to say thanks as well as bring the entire community together.

Press Contact: Councilman Connelly at 908-309-9598

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Pallone Renews Commitment to College Affordability, Protecting Pell Grant Loan Funding


Long Branch, N.J. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. Monday will speak with Rutgers students during a roundtable discussion regarding their concerns about federal support for improving college affordability and the ongoing threat the Republican majority poses to funding federal Pell Grant loans. New Jersey students are concerned about college debt and the availability of federal Pell Grants, which for many, are the only way they are able to attend college.

During the recent debate to raise the debt ceiling in July, Republicans offered Pell Grant cuts as a way to cut the budget. These cuts were averted but as the Super Committee convenes to discuss budget cuts, Pell Grant funding may again be on the table.

WHO: Congressman Pallone will host a roundtable discussion soliciting input from Rutgers students and student organizations

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2011

WHERE: Rutgers Student Center
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick
Main Lounge (Across from Multi-Purpose Room)

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