An ongoing economic recovery in Atlantic City has been boosted by lucrative state-tax incentives, and lawmakers want to use the same approach to revitalize an area surrounding the seaside resort’s airport. The only problem: They can’t convince a governor to go along.
For the second time this year, a gubernatorial veto has thwarted efforts to use tax incentives to jumpstart an aviation and technology center at Atlantic City International Airport, where a major Federal Aviation Administration facility is located.
The first rejection came in the form of a pocket veto issued by former Gov. Chris Christie on January 16, 2018. The latest was the handiwork of Gov. Phil Murphy — a conditional veto issued in late August.