Lawmaker: Adele is why Atlantic City needs tax break

A New Jersey lawmaker is using pop star Adele’s snub of New Jersey as another reason to pass his proposal to give tax breaks to A-list stars who play four or more night stands in Atlantic City.

Senate Republican leader Tom Kean said the fact that the singer’s U.S. tour bypasses New Jersey in favor of New York and Philadelphia proves the need for the state legislature to pass his bill.

It would exempt stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in New Jersey that year.

Nicknamed the “Britney bill” for Kean’s references to multi-night engagements that pop star Britney Spears has done in Las Vegas, the bill remains stuck in the Legislature.

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