Gov. Phil Murphy said this month the state will make certain that the Atlantic City casinos “pay their fair share” in taxes — making the comment as his administration continues its court fight to uphold a 2021 law that cut the industry’s local tax burden by millions.
The changes to the casinos’ payment-in-lieu-of-property tax system resulted in the industry paying $55 million less in 2022 than it would have if the law had stayed the same.
Murphy’s comments came during the Feb. 2 episode of WNYC public radio’s “Ask Governor Murphy” program. Asked by senior WNYC reporter Nancy Solomon how the new PILOT fit into his vision of a “stronger and fairer” economy, Murphy said he didn’t have the math at hand, “but we will make sure as a state that the casinos pay their fair share.”