Codey begins term as NJ Gov

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  1. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member+

    Jun 3, 2001
    New York Red Bulls
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    Nothing specifically discussed about the MetroStars, but I thought that this cover page article in the NY Times was worth noting, especially considering the talk here last week that he might have his own agenda:

    Mr. Codey has said it is too early to say whether he will seek a four-year term in next year's election. But during a news conference in the governor's office, he bristled at a reporter's suggestion that his choice of issues - mental health, a football stadium and an aid package for the Meadowlands track - might reflect his own agenda rather than that of the electorate.

    "Mental health for people who are poor is not a personal agenda," he said. "And I deeply resent that accusation."

    If he's an expert on mental health issues, then he's the perfect person to deal with the MFO. :D

    By week's end, Mr. Codey is expected to release more details about his plan to place video slots and a new stadium at the Meadowlands..........the state's bond rating has been lowered because of increasing debt and some analysts are projecting a $4 billion shortfall.
  2. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
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    Did some one mention Codey?
  3. Section113

    Section113 New Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Anyone know Corzines feelings on the Harrison Stadium and Xanadu? Since Codey should be outta there as soon as his first skeleton falls outta the closet.
  4. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Codey and Corzine are both Democrats? If so, why would Corzine give up a Senate seat the Dems so desparately need to hold onto, to enter a race where the Dem candidate will possibly be at a disadvantage due to the gay issue? It seems to me, that Codey is immediately trying to fight that potential disadvantage by appearing to be very macho with sports.
  5. bukie2k

    bukie2k Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    New Jersey
    Since his family owns a funeral home in West Orange this is probably a regular occurance and hardly registers on anyone's radar anymore. :)
  6. Section113

    Section113 New Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Read the papers.. Corzine and Codey have been trading barbs back and forth about the governor slot. Not everything in this world is "party politics"
  7. 11Redknapp15

    11Redknapp15 Red Card

    Nov 30, 2003
    Fla - SC - Eire
    -- Donald Trump will have his say in the video slots being brought to the Meadowlands area....AC in general has been hit hard lately with only the Borgata showing some promise. Donald has his boys in the state office in his pocket so I would suspect some back room fighting to go on before any definite plans come to fruition.
  8. Section113

    Section113 New Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Actually.. AC is AGAINST haveing slots in the Meadowlands because Trump and the rest of the casino owners wont be getting the revenue from it, Meadowlands (and NJ) will get the money. Having Slots at the Meadowlands is the last thing they want. Why give people more reason NOT to go to AC.
  9. Deschamps10

    Deschamps10 New Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC & Paris

    --- Bingo
  10. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    New York Red Bulls
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    Also, any slots in the Meadowlands or anywhere else in the state would require voter approval to change the Constitution, which currently bars gambling outside of Atlantic City.
  11. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Yeah, they could do that at the Swamp. Bingo.

    But I think that's a big friday night thing at Catholic churches, so maybe no bingo either. :eek:
  12. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I would love to see gambling at the new Metros stadium..... but MLS gambling only.....

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