TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure that would allow Atlantic City casinos to remain open throughout a state government shutdown has cleared another hurdle in the New Jersey legislature.
The measure — which also covers New Jersey’s racetracks — was approved Monday by a state Senate committee. An identical bill has been introduced in the assembly, but a committee hearing there has not been scheduled.READ MORE: Philadelphia's First Parade Celebrating All Winter Holidays Takes Place Saturday
State law now allows casinos to keep their doors open for seven days after government shuts down. That limit was instituted in a measure passed in 2008 after a shutdown.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In North Philadelphia, Police Say
The latest legislation would allow the gaming halls to stay open as long as a shutdown is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Visits Chester, Praises Organizations Working To Make Streets Safer From Gun Violence
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