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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
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: now voters decide on gambling expansion

Governor Cuomo says it's now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He's signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state's constitution in order for it to move forward.  Go to full article
A winter view from Leishman Point.
A winter view from Leishman Point.

Waddington to Vote on Leishman Point Plan?

A grass roots group says it has gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on a proposal to develop shoreline property in the town of Waddington. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

NY Senate Approves Initiative and Referendum Idea

A measure to allow voters in New York to decide directly on ballots issues passed the state senate last week, but is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Independence Party Weighs In in Governor's Race

Governor Pataki is winning growing support among members of the state's largest minority party, the Independence Party, but the party's founder Tom Galisano is threatening to challenge Pataki in a primary. Galisano expressed his interest in a run after the Independence Party of Monroe County, in Galisano's hometown of Rochester, came out in favor of Pataki for Governor. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Referendum Supporters Hope to Exclude Prisoners in Redistricting Count

In early October, St. Lawrence lawmakers voted 11 to 4 in favor of including state prison inmates in the county's redistricting plan. Opponents of the plan are now trying to force a public referendum on the issue, and say they have enough signatures to do it. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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