The state suspended enforcement of the new set of rules after bipartisan condemnation.
Some towns, largely the ones that can build on their share of land, send revenue from a 3 percent hotel room tax to the state, while others who largely can’t build on it receive it.
Liquor licenses in New Jersey can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Assemblyman John Burzichelli says his bill would change an old system to make prices affordable for many restaurant owners.
Some say sky-high liquor license prices are holding back business owners and limiting economic growth across the state.