$100M plan to subsidize New Jersey Horse racing gets closer

Former Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, ended state support for the industry seven years ago, diverting the money to help struggling Atlantic City.

But under his Democratic successor, Phil Murphy, the state is advancing a $100 million plan to subsidize the racing industry.

A bill that passed the state Senate Monday by a 40-0 vote would appropriate $20 million a year for five years to help racing at Monmouth Park, Freehold Raceway and…