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Las Vegas style Casino's are coming to the North Country Photo: <a "href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/149542100/">Wally Gobetz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Las Vegas style Casino's are coming to the North Country Photo: Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY names 3 members of casino siting board

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A college president and New York City's former comptroller are among three members appointed to the state board that will select casino operators.

The New York State Gaming Commission on Thursday announced that former city comptroller William Thompson, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and Paul Francis, a high-level adviser to the last three New York governors, have been appointed to the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board.  Go to full article
Empire Plaza in Albany.
Empire Plaza in Albany.

New laws bring change in 2014

A number of new laws will take effect in New York in the New Year.

Hitting the books in the new year are the first of three new tax cuts for small businesses and an additional near 10-percent tax cut for manufacturers. Middle income families are also getting tax relief in 2014. That affects people who make between $40,000 and $300,000 and you have to have at least one dependent child.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10713998826/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Cuomo touts casino amendment win

Governor Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday's voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino approval number one ballot item

New Yorkers will decide Tuesday whether they want to allow seven new gambling casinos in the state.

The amendment to the state's constitution to allow the casinos has the backing of the state's business and labor community, who are financing ads that focus on potential job creation and tax reductions instead of actual gambling.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino expansion number one amendment on Tuesday's ballot

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos. Supporters claim it's about new jobs, not casinos. Opponents say hat's just spin.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pro casino coalition airs first ads

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino ballot language may influence vote

A poll finds that the positive wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York is continuing to influence voters.

The Siena College poll finds that rosy wording of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York could influence its outcome.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/5873815259">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Court rejects casino wording suit

A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. Opponents say they will appeal.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geek7/2375279968">geek7</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: geek7, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Judge will rule on casino amendment challenge

A State Supreme Court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure's passage.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/5873815259">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Coalition promotes casino amendment; judge set to hear lawsuit

The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun. A coalition of business leaders, labor unions, and local elected officials are holding press conferences and expect to run TV ads across the state.

The name of the coalition says nothing about gambling casinos; instead it's called New York Jobs Now. Business Council President Heather Briccetti says that the propsed new resort-style casinos will bring employment to economically depressed areas.  Go to full article

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