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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
Paul Davis, scholar at Institute for American values, smashes a slot machine. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York NOW
Paul Davis, scholar at Institute for American values, smashes a slot machine. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York NOW

Anti-gambling activists smash slot machine at NY Capitol

Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol, to demonstrate their opposition a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.  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
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

Casino amendment draws opposition

Another anti gambling group has released a study challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo's and the legislature's claims about the benefits of permitting more casinos gambling in New York.

As Karen DeWitt reports, so far opponents the November 5th ballot referendum have been more outspoken than supporters have.  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

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