Legislators discuss future of NJ casinos, tracks at summit

ATLANTIC CITY - More than 300 people are attending a Democratic hearing in Atlantic City today on the future of casino, horse racing and entertainment industries in New Jersey.

Democratic lawmakers, including the state's top two Democrats, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, will hear from industry leaders, analysts and policy experts during the summit.

Legislators are discussing the recommendations Gov. Chris Christie unveiled last month. Christie wants the state to exercise more control over Atlantic City's casino district and eliminate a $30 million horse racing subsidy.

Many of the governor's recommendations require legislative approval.

Additional hearings in Trenton and the Meadowlands are planned.

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