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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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Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein

NC leaders group supports casino ballot measure

A coalition of North Country political and business leaders is stepping forward to support a ballot measure that would allow expanded casino gambling in New York State.

The group, including Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzak, state Sen. Bettty Little, Essex County supervisors chairman Randy Douglas, Bill Farber, chair of the Hamilton County board of supervisors, and others from Clinton, Essex and hamilton counties, plan a news conference this morning in Plattsburgh.  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

Cuomo will promote "yes" on casino referendum

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he plans to offer support to a November ballot referendum to allow new gambling casinos in New York.

Cuomo urged the state legislature to approve a plan to build four gambling resorts upstate, and possibly more in New York City in a few years. Now he says he will be promoting a yes vote on the referendum in the coming weeks.  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

Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics

This November voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment. But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved.

Most ballot referendums proposing constitutional changes are written in very drab, and even confusing language. But the proposal to change the state's constitution to allow up to seven new gambling casinos is different.  Go to full article
Slot machines. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35616354@N03/5873815259/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Slot machines. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYC voters may decide upstate gambling

New York voters have the chance this November to cast ballots on whether to allow expansion of casino gambling to non-Native communities. All the proposed sites are in upstate areas.

But because of a quirk in the election calendar, it's likely that downstate voters will be the ones to make that decision.  Go to full article
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference Friday urging the Senate to act on the Reproductive Health Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference Friday urging the Senate to act on the Reproductive Health Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Legislature says yes to casinos, no to women's agenda

State lawmakers were finishing up their session for the year, working to approve a measure to build four gambling casinos upstate and create tax free zones at college campuses. But the final hours of the session were overshadowed by back and forth skirmishing over a Women's Equality Act, which ultimately, failed.  Go to full article
Photo: NYS Senate
Photo: NYS Senate

Cuomo wins some, loses some at end of session

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session.  Go to full article

Cuomo pushes for three upstate casinos

Governor Cuomo has been pushing the plan for upstate casinos as an economic development tool for several months now. The constitutional amendment needed, which has already received partial passage, calls for seven casinos. Cuomo says he wants just three destination gambling centers for now.  Go to full article

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