Hey, remember that whole thing the state was talking about doing where it was going to open some new casinos upstate to promote economic development? Well, that legislation is out, as part of the two-weeks-left-for-in-the-session flurry of new...
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Jul 12, 2002 — As Governor Pataki tours Upstate New York in his campaign for a third term, he's been announcing economic development initiatives as he goes. One creates a $100 million dollar seed fund for new projects Upstate. But as David Sommerstein reports, half of that money is to come from native-owned casinos that have yet to be built. Go to full article
May 15, 2002 — The State Supreme Court ruled earlier this month to invalidate the St. Regis Mohawks' casino compact. Plaintiffs see the decision as a crucial step to stem the tide of gambling in New York. Tribal officials are beginning to question the Governor's ability to negotiate on a range of native issues. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 09, 2002 — Tribal members of the Seneca Nation are preparing to decide the future of casino gambing on the reservation and in Western New York. David Sommerstein reports next week's tribal referendum on Seneca casinos is expected to be close. Go to full article
Mar 11, 2002 — Three native tribes in New York are pressuring Governor Pataki to negotiate land claim and casino deals only with in-state tribes. Two tribes in Wisconsin are also seeking land and gaming compacts in New York. David Sommerstein has more… Go to full article
Mar 08, 2002 — Canadian gaming officials briefed community leaders from the Thousand Islands region Wednesday on the casino under construction in Gananoque, Ontario. It will add to the entertainment mix in the tourism-heavy area. David Sommerstein reports many on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence fear the casino will bring more bad than good. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2002 — An anti-gambling coalition has filed a lawsuit challenging a bill passed by the legislature last fall that legalized several forms of gambling. From Albany, Karen Dewitt has more on the story. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2001 — New York state lawmakers are very close to an agreement on a major expansion of gambling in New York. They say they need the money it will generate to help pay for the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article