ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he says he will support such a law if it were put on a 10-year trial period.
His decision Thursday marked the second time since 2011 that the Republican governor has vetoed an Internet bill passed by New Jersey's legislature.
Christie wants the state to review online gambling after 10 years. He also wants the casinos' tax rate on Internet winnings raised to 15 percent, up from 10 percent.
Supporters, including Atlantic City's 12 casinos, say allowing patrons to gamble online would have brought much-needed new revenue to the gambling halls and tax money to the state.
So far, Nevada and Delaware have legalized Internet gambling.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning.