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.
The Lackawanna Coalition has expressed support for a legislative initative that would increase funding for transportation for senior citizens and disabled residents. The measure now before the legislature, Senate Bill 1830 and Assembly Bill 2046, would increase the portion of revenue from the Casino Revenue Fund for senior and disabled transportation from 7.5 to 8.5%. At this writing, the bill has passed the Senate and is waiting for action in the Assembly.