Senator Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, blasted Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Racing Commission for standing in the way of Monmouth Park from taking sports bets this weekend.
“There are two aspects to the administration’s actions. The first is that they are taking their time to sign the legislation, and the second is that they are standing in the way of Monmouth Park opening while taking that time,” said O’Scanlon said in a press release this afternoon. “The Governor claims he needs to review this legislation before signing it, but there is no practical reason why Monmouth Park cannot start accepting wagers while that’s happening–the sky won’t fall, lions won’t roam the streets, locusts won’t ravage our fields. There is absolutely zero likelihood of any negative impact of Monmouth Park opening today. That being the case, one has to wonder about the motivation here. It’s disturbing.”
“The legislature came together in a bipartisan manner to get this done correctly and quickly. All of that bipartisan effort has been brought to a screeching and frankly irrational halt by the actions of the administration.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Declan O'Scanlon, Happy World Oceans Day, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Joe Irace, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, NJ Sports Betting, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »