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New York State Capitol. Photo: <a ref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonparis/">Jason Paris</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en"> some rights reserved</a>
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris CC some rights reserved

Gun control, fracking among top 2013 issues at State Capitol

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers will face a number of issues in 2013 ranging from raising the state's minimum wage, to campaign finance reform, to gun control.

Some of the topics that are expected to dominate the session are the so -called progressive issues. Governor Cuomo, who has set the agenda for the first two legislative sessions of his term, seems to be planning on doing the same in 2013. And he's already introduced what he calls a "litmus test" of issues in exchange for conditional support of a new Senate governing coalition.  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation

Cuomo vague on potential casino sites

Governor Cuomo shed some more light Tuesday on his plans for expanding gambling in New York. But he said he didn't want to identify specific places where non-native owned casinos should be built.

Cuomo said that should be the job of the gaming industry in a competitive bidding process. "I would leave it to the operators, the experts, to say, you tell me," said Cuomo, "within these regions of the state, where do you think the best market is, where would you site it to maximize economic opportunity, maximize job growth."  Go to full article
The Turning Stone casino floor. Photo: Oneida Nation
The Turning Stone casino floor. Photo: Oneida Nation

Oneida Nation makes "responsible gaming" pledge

The Oneida Nation in central New York says it's promising to reinvest much of its revenues from its hugely successful Turning Stone casino in the local economy. That vow comes with New York poised to legalize non-native owned casinos.  Go to full article

Cuomo would shop city casino plan to other developers

Governor Andrew Cuomo's planned deal to build a casino and convention center in Queens has fallen through, and now the governor says he's opening up the bids to more companies.

Cuomo's change of plans comes amid reports that the gambling company Genting contributed over $2 million to a lobby group closely associated with the governor.  Go to full article
Maybe we should turn our eye toward diversification, and that would certainly be in the area of tourism...

Brasher supervisor sees a casino in the future

Gov. Cuomo's proposal to expand gambling in New York gave one rural St. Lawrence County leader an idea.

"I was thinking when I read the governor's proposal to put seven casinos in New York State, I thought, why not put one in the northern tier? Maybe we could get one up here." Brasher Town Supervisor James Dawson told town board members last week a casino would be a great way to attract visitors to the region...and to pump up St. Lawrence County's flagging economy.

The 900 acres Dawson has in mind has already been considered for a racetrack and entertainment complex. That development failed, and the land ended up in bankruptcy court. Dawson told Nora Flaherty a casino there could anchor a host of spin-off development.  Go to full article
It'll [help] create an economic climate where we can begin to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.

A casino in Brasher? Why not?!

A troubled parcel of more than 900 acres of land in Brasher and Norfolk may one day be a casino. At least, that's what Brasher Town Supervisor James Dawson is proposing. Dawson told town board members last week a casino would be a great way to attract visitors to the region...and to pump up St. Lawrence County's flagging economy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a constitutional amendment to create seven commercial casinos across the state. Brasher is only a few miles from the Akwesasne Mohawk casino near Massena, and Dawson says two casinos in the area could make it a destination for Canadian tourists.  Go to full article

Backroom talks yield deals on divisive issues

The New York Senate and Assembly approved new electoral district lines, as Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced agreement on a number of other unrelated issues yesterday. Advocates immediately called the deal on the new lines an assault on voter rights.

The redistricting announcement last night came as backroom talks yielded agreements on expansion of the state's DNA data base, pension reform, and an amendment to allow more gambling in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
My wife was at the bottom of the pile. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Senator back in Albany after casino fistfight

A state Senator from Western New York was back at work at the state capitol yesterday, following an incident over the weekend at the Seneca Nation Casino in Niagara Falls where he and his wife were involved in a fight. The fight broke out after a diabetes fundraiser at the Casino. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Video gaming machines plus racetrack equals "racino." Photo: Inovation Trail, courtesy of Tioga Downs
Video gaming machines plus racetrack equals "racino." Photo: Inovation Trail, courtesy of Tioga Downs

Expanded gambling could change the game in Albany

One of the main planks in Governor Cuomo's State of the State address was the legalization of casinos in New York. Expanding gaming to non-Native casinos would require an amendment to the state Constitution. That's a long political process, and could add to the mix of lobbying money flowing into Albany. The Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports.  Go to full article
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo:  Lake George village website)
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo: Lake George village website)

Lake George to study impacts of casino

Village officials in Lake George have voted to launch a study that would examine possible impacts of casino gambling on the Adirondack resort. The study could cost as much as $15,000. But as Martha Foley reports, some local leaders think it's important to begin thinking about a new gambling industry now as lawmakers in Albany consider liberalizing the state's gaming laws.  Go to full article

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