Tech and Aviation Center at Atlantic City Airport Can’t Get off Ground

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.

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