Atlantic City to bring back the diving horse to aid economic recovery? (Part II)

Atlantic City to bring back the diving horse to aid economic recovery? (Part II)
Horses don't belong on diving boards. Plain and simple.

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Jonathan Chudy of Somerset County said, “Can’t they do better than that? The animal rights activists will have a field day with this one.”

“New Jersey and diving horses,” in Gregg Delso of Burlington’s opinion are “not perfect together.”

Josh Levine of Watchung said, “It just doesn’t sound right.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called the plan “visionary.”

CRDA executive director John Palmieri estimated in a Feb. 2 Reuters article that the Authority will receive “about $30 to $40 million a year in gambling revenues to pay for the public projects.”

Most of that money had been dedicated to the horse racing industry in the Tourism District enabling statute signed in February 2011 by Governor Christie, but the Governor willfully blocked the Racing Commission’s distribution of the funds later in the year.

All told, jumping off the high dive may be one of the few jobs left for horses (which happen to be New Jersey’s state animal) under the current administration’s master plan.

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