North Jersey casino vote bill advances without key details

    A plan to let New Jersey voters decide in November whether to authorize two new casinos in the northern part of the state is moving forward in the Legislature with key details left undetermined.

    Crucial details are still missing, including the tax rate the new casinos would pay and where they would be located.

    A bill to hold a referendum in November on casino expansion has been approved by committees in the Senate and Assembly.

    But Assemblyman Chris Brown, an Atlantic City-area Republican, says voters need to know how much tax revenue the north Jersey casinos will generate before they can intelligently decide whether to approve them.

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    Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, a north Jersey Democrat, agrees.

    But Legislative leaders have not committed to setting a tax rate before the November vote.

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