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Levinson Out at New Jersey CCC

Levinson Out at New Jersey CCC

In a surprise move, Matt Levinson, the chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, is stepping down after not being re-nominated to the position by Governor Chris Christie. News reports say James Plousis, the chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board, will replace Levinson.

Levinson is the son of Atlantic County Executive Denny Levinson, and reportedly was a victim in a feud between his father and Christie. The senior Levinson is involved in a case challenging the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program for the Atlantic City casinos designed to stabilize the city’s taxes. With dramatically lower payments to Atlantic County under the PILOT program,

Denny Levinson was challenging the legality of the measure.

The elder Levinson said his son was “collateral damage” in the fight against the PILOT measure.

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