Issues: Racing and Wagering

Ranzenhofer secures 27% increase in VLT aid to City, Town of Batavia and Genesee County

Albany, N.Y.–  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the 2014-15 New York State Budget will increase Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) aid by more than 27 percent to the host communities of Batavia Downs.

 

Throughout the budget process, Senator Ranzenhofer and his colleagues in the State Senate have been working to secure additional VLT aid.

 

“I am pleased to announce that I was able to secure more VLT aid– for the Town of Batavia, the City of Batavia, and Genesee County– to help offset expenses for hosting Batavia Downs.  This is a huge win for our community.  Local governments and taxpayers will now receive a $171,700 funding boost,” said Ranzenhofer. 

 

March 31, 2014
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Senator Valesky, Central New York Business & Labor Leaders Urge New Yorkers to Vote Yes on Proposal #1 – and the more than 10,000 Jobs it Will Bring to New York State

Proposal #1 will deliver more than $44 million a year for schools, property tax relief and aid to local governments in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley 

Proposal #1 will bring $9.4 million to Onondaga County and $3.2 million to Syracuse

October 23, 2013
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State Senators Call For Return Of Lever Machines

 

The Road to City Hall's Errol Louis discussed legislation to delay the potential runoff date and bringing back old lever machines with the co-sponsors of the bill, Brooklyn state Senators Martin Golden and Simcha Felder.

http://www.ny1.com/content/politics/road_to_city_hall/182833/ny1-online-...

 

June 3, 2013
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Senator Boyle's "VLT's On Long Island" Initiative Gains Traction In Senate

Keeps Gaming Money on Long Island While Providing Much Needed Revenue for County Governments

Albany, NY - A significant step in favor of allowing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) on Long Island was taken today.   Senator John Bonacic (R- Orange County), Chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, introduced a comprehensive statewide gaming bill that, among many other measures, would allow for Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) on Long Island.

The move comes three weeks after Senator Phil Boyle’s proposal to allow regional off-track betting corporations (OTBs) of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to operate video lottery gaming terminals was referred to the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee.

May 24, 2013
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GRIFFO ON STATE'S AGREEMENT WITH ONEIDA INDIAN NATION

[attachment: preliminary agreement with Oneida Indian Nation]

 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOSEPH A. GRIFFO

On New York State, Oneida Indian Nation, and

May 21, 2013
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Three Batavia Downs host communities to see rise in VLT aid

2013 State Budget increases VLT aid by 22 percent from prior year
Host communities for Batavia Downs will receive $112K more

Albany, N.Y. –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that three Batavia Downs host communities will receive a 22 percent increase in Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) aid as part of the 2013-14 State Budget.

April 30, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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