The source ticked off reasons for why Sweeney presided over window dressing earlier today when the senate overwhelmingly passed his bill; and took pains to point out the teeth in Prieto’s add-ons.
1) Sweeney literally passed an irrelevant bill today and he knew it while doing so. I understand that was even discussed in their caucus.
2) Sweeney has spent months saying he only wanted “convenience gaming” in North Jersey. He put that in writing in an oped. Google “Sweeney convenience gaming” and see what you get. But now the bill will give the Speaker what he has wanted – world-class casino entertainment facilities.
$1 billion investments are huge and significantly different then what Sweeney emphasized. There will be no slots in a box in North Jersey. That’s been Vinny’s goal, the source added.