Casinos top the list of issues that have been driving the area agenda. Governor Andrew Cuomo put the wheels in motion during his second State of the State address in 2012. "Let's amend the constitution. Let's do gaming right. Let's make it safe. Let's protect our people. Let's get the jobs back in New York."
The governor reasoned that building new gambling casinos would prop up New York's failing economy. In November 2013, Cuomo's proposition was approved by voters, and "casino chatter" has dominated the headlines ever since.
Although a full Vegas-style casino expansion is now off the table there, Some Saratoga Springs residents are pushing the city council to seek more involvement in a proposed expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, but as a deadline approaches, many questions remain unanswered.