Funding Bill for Senior/Disabled Passes Assembly

Assembly Bill 2046, which would increase the portion of the Casino Revenue Fund for transportation for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, passed the Assembly on January 11th by a vote of 75 to 2, with 2 abstentions.  The measure would raise the percentage of the fund dedicated to special transportation from 7.5 to 8.5%.  The Senate passed a similar measure in December, and Goveror Corzine is expected to sign the bills before he leaves office.  The Lackawanna Coalition supports the initiative.