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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Six Amendments On Tuesday's Ballot In New York

There are six amendments on Tuesday’s ballot, ranging from whether New York should allow seven resort-style gambling casinos, to whether judges should be allowed to serve on the bench until the age of 80.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

: Casino Expansion Number One Amendment on Tuesday's Ballot

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos.  Supporters claim it’s not about  gambling, but new jobs. Opponents say that’s just spin.

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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Casinos : 7/2/13

Today casino operator Mohegan Sun unveiled a new architectural design for its proposed casino in Palmer, Massachusetts. The project would include a 250,000 square-foot casino, two hotels, retail space, a conference center, an outdoor pavilion, and an indoor-outdoor water park. 

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New York News
5:54 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

First Sign of Casino Money Could Be in Lawmaker's Campaign Funds, Says Advocate

Governor Andrew Cuomo

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out.   A provision to ban campaign contributions to legislators from gambling corporations did not end up in the final version.

When Governor Cuomo announced his plan to create new gambling centers in New York, he said he also wanted to ban campaign contributions from gambling entities to state lawmakers.

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New York News
5:47 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session. 

The agreement on casinos would allow four resort style gambling centers; one in the Capital Region, one in the Southern Tier, and possibly two in the Catskills, if voters approve the change to the state’s constitution in the fall.     

Nassau and Suffolk Counties would  be allowed to open more slot machines, under the terms of the bill.

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Hudson Valley News
3:04 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Hudson Valley State Senator Wants Three Casinos In The Catskills

A state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation that would allow for up to seven casino licenses, three of which would be for the Catskills.

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New England News
10:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Massachusetts gaming commission weighs opening SE region

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The state gambling commission is hearing from advocates and opponents of extending an Indian tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

The commission met Thursday at Bristol Community College in Fall River as it considers opening the region to commercial bidders.

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New York News
3:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione - Casinos and the SAFE Act

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione, with Assemblyman Tony Jordon (left) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right) speaks at Saratoga Springs City Hall in support of the Casino Gaming Transparency Act, Monday, March 11, 2013.
Credit Office of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione

Casino gambling and New York’s new gun law, the SAFE Act, have emerged as two issues in Albany sparking a good deal of debate this session. Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione, of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, is leading an effort to repeal the gun law passed earlier this year in New York, and the first year lawmaker is also backing a measure that would require the locations of casinos to be known before lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to allow them on non-Indian land.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Mass. Gambling Lobby Spends Less in 2012

BOSTON (AP) — The gambling industry spent $2.3 million dollars lobbying Beacon Hill lawmakers in 2012, a drop from the $3.1 million spent by the industry in Massachusetts in 2011.

A review of lobbying records by The Associated Press found that despite the decline, companies hoping to land one of the state's coveted casino license still poured hundreds of thousands into lobbying.

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