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Press of Atlantic City

Originally Published:Sunday, February 2, 2014
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opinion/commentary/michael-pollock-cut-casino-tax-rate-to-encourage-investment/article_8373532b-d200-5877-8b60-ee364b1ed920.html

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Democratic National Convention, an event that was supposed to underscore and cement Atlantic City's position as one of the nation's leading convention destinations. Hopes were high in advance of such a monumental opportunity. State Sen. Frank S. "Hap" Farley gave a speech in October 1963 at the Jefferson Hotel where he implored the crowd: "We can't strike out It's a chance to prove we're better than Chicago, Miami or the rest of them."

The chance to host a national political convention is an irresistible attraction to civic boosters. This year, the mayor of Columbus, Ohio promised that he could deliver the state's electoral votes to the Republican presidential nominee in 2016 if Republicans agree to hold their convention that year in his city.

Cut casino tax rate to encourage investment

By Michael Pollock
Press of Atlantic City

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Democratic National Convention, an event that was supposed to underscore and cement Atlantic City's position as one of the nation's leading convention destinations. Hopes were high in advance of such a monumental opportunity. State Sen. Frank S. "Hap" Farley gave a speech in October 1963 at the Jefferson Hotel where he implored the crowd: "We can't strike out It's a chance to prove we're better than Chicago, Miami or the rest of them." The chance to host a national political convention is an irresistible attraction to civic boosters. This year, the mayor of Columbus, Ohio promised that he could deliver the state's electoral votes to the Republican presidential nominee in 2016 if Republicans agree to hold their convention that year in his city.
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