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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

State And Oneidas End Long-Standing Dispute

ALBANY – New York State, Oneida Nation of Indians, Oneida and Madison counties have signed an agreement settling several long-standing disputes.  The agreement would grant the Oneida Nation exclusive rights to casino gaming in Central New York in exchange for sharing a portion of gaming revenues with the state and local governments.

Under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for legalized gaming, three casinos would initially be approved, which was going to be carved into six regions.

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New York News
7:08 am
Fri May 17, 2013

NY Assembly Speaker To Propose Lopez Removal

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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is proposing that state lawmakers expel Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is accused of sexual harassment.

Silver is also asking the Assembly to consider the full investigative report, which was critical of Silver's handling of the Lopez case. He says he'll introduce legislation today, which would be acted on Monday.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Regional Economic Development Council Plans

ALBANY – Business leaders in the Hudson Valley, members of the governor’s Regional Economic Development Council, Wednesday mapped out their plans for the third year of program.

Co-chairman Dennis Murray, president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, said the council plans on capitalizing on the successes of the first two years of the grant program to promote business, economic development growth and jobs.

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Hudson Valley News
7:30 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Hein Continues To Push For Nevele Casino

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KINGSTON – Despite Governor Cuomo’s announced gaming casino plan that would include one in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein is pushing for more.

The EPT/Empire Resorts plan for the former Concord Hotel property in Kiamesha Lake appears to be the regional frontrunner, but Hein is continuing to lobby for the Nevele facility in the Ellenville area.

“We look forward to advocating for Ulster County and for the Nevele and also for our entire region,” Hein said.

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New York News
5:55 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Governor Cuomo Outlined Upstate Casinos Plans

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New York Governor Cuomo outlined the details of his plan to site three gambling casinos upstate.

Cuomo, joined by union and business leaders, and representatives from county governments, offered more details of a plan to build three new gambling casinos. Cuomo says he wants to limit the locations to upstate regions for now, to prop up the failing economy.  The governor says upstate needs jobs like it needs “oxygen.” And he says having a downstate location would devalue the upstate centers.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

More Senators On Wiretap

Ex-Senator Shirley Huntley
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Nine more names of New York state Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex-Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of  her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.

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New York News
7:59 am
Tue May 7, 2013

32 NY Officials Snared For Corruption In 7 Years

With the arrest Monday of another former state Senate majority leader, New York has seen 32 state level officials snared in corruption cases in the last seven years.

The fourth arrest in the last four weeks came as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who campaigned on cleaning up Albany, have repeatedly insisted it has shed its dysfunctional past.

Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group says that isn’t true.

New Yorkers seemed to doubt it, too.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

New York Lawmakers Consider Delaying Casino Vote

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders tried to jumpstart negotiations over siting several new gambling casinos in New York. But they also conceded that the plans might be delayed for another year.

Legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo met for the first time together in over a month, and they focused on an issue they had originally hoped to settle in the budget, the expansion of gambling in New York.

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New York News
12:05 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Report: NY In Hunt For Big Computer Plant Upstate

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may soon make a major economic announcement for upstate New York as published reports say a computer plant codenamed "Project Azalea" is in negotiations to create 1,000 jobs.

Cuomo refused to say anything about the project he hinted at during a news conference Wednesday. He called it a potential "big economic development piece" for the long struggling region.

In February, The Oregonian newspaper quoted that state's economic development director as saying Oregon was competing with upstate New York and other states for Project Azalea.

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New York News
8:23 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cuomo Makes Case To Delay Public Vote On Casinos

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making a case to postpone a referendum on whether to allow major casinos off Indian land.

That vote by the public to amend the constitution to allow casino gambling beyond tribal facilities had been anticipated this November. Cuomo didn't say he will try to change that date.

But Cuomo says the lack of statewide political races could reduce voter turnout and support for the referendum. He proposes three upstate casinos, but the Legislature could change that. The sites haven't been selected.

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