Issues: Gaming

March 17, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  Tuesday, March 4, 2014  332 CAP

March 4, 3:48 PM - 4:13 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2014  Room 510 LOB

February 27, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Editorial Boards Cheer Sen. Krueger's Bill to Preserve Home Rule on Casino Siting

Since Sen. Krueger and her colleague Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk introduced their bill to protect communities' home-rule rights and prevent casinos from being forced on towns that don't want them, mutliple editorial boards from around the state -- and representing a diverse range of viewpoints -- have weighed in, cheering the bill.

February 10, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Welfare Cards from Buying Tobacco, Alcohol and Being Used at Liquor Stores, Casinos and Strip Clubs

The New York Senate today passed the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” sponsored by Senator Tom Libous, which would prohibit welfare benefits from being used to purchase alcohol and tobacco, or to be used at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs in New York.

“Public Assistance should not be spent at liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs, but under New York State Law, it’s legal. We need to stop this abuse,” said Libous. “Every welfare dollar spent at the liquor store is money that could be going to help families get back on their feet.”

Parts of Libous’ Public Assistance Integrity Act were also added to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal. The provisions added would make it illegal to use EBT Cards at liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos.

February 4, 2014
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SPORTSMEN: IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2014

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

February 3, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Room 510 LOB

February 4, 9:32 AM - 9:36 AM
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Sens. Krueger, Tkaczyk Introduce Bill to Protect Communities’ Home Rule and Zoning Rights with Respect to Casinos

Today State Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Cecilia Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) announced the introduction of legislation protecting the basic home-rule rights of municipalities with respect to casino siting (S. 6433-2014).

January 23, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday, January 23, 2014 Room 510 LOB

January 23, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING FULL GAMING IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY, November 8, 2013  -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released the following post-Election Day statement:

November 8, 2013
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O'Brien discusses future of video game industry in New York State

Roundtable at R.I.T. features local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, national game industry figures and fellow Senators

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O'Brien joined fellow legislators and industry experts in discussing how video game design and development can become part of upstate's economic renaissance.

October 30, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WILL APPEAR ON ABC 7’S “UP CLOSE” ON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS CASINO GAMING WITH DIANA WILLIAMS

On Sunday, October 27th, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), will appear on “Up Close” with Diana Williams on ABC Channel 7.  The show broadcasts on ABC Channel 7 (out of New York City) at 11 am on Sunday.  The show was recorded Friday afternoon.  

October 26, 2013
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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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Announcement of Landmark Agreement Between the State and Seneca Nation Held in Salamanca

SALAMANCA – It has been 35 years since a Governor has personally visited Salamanca with good news, according to state Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean).

Governor Hugh Carey drove a bulldozer to break ground for Route 17 – now Interstate 86 – in Salamanca during July of 1978.

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo ended the long, dry spell by making a joint appearance with Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder, Sr. in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Salamanca City Central School District. The leaders announced $350 million in casino revenue payments by the Senecas to the state and local governments - welcome news to a community that has been struggling financially.

July 31, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing For VLTs At OTBs On Long Island

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, a comprehensive new law that, pending approval of a referendum this fall, will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York and boost tourism and economic development in communities across the region. Under the casino gaming plan outlined in the new law, all localities in the state will share in increased education aid, or lower property taxes, no matter where the casinos are located.

July 30, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Casino Gaming Legislation during a Session of the New York State Senate

Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor about casino gaming legislation during a session of the New York State Senate on Friday, June 21, 2013. 

June 25, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gambling Legislation

Senator John Bonacic discusses casino gambling in NY.

June 25, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE- BONACIC: IT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE

After 50 Years, Legislature Poised to Pass Bill to Allow Casino Gaming in Catskills

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow last night introduced legislation (S.5883/A.8101) that is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this week to authorize up to four casinos across three regions, including the Catskills, if voters approve the plan this November.

June 19, 2013
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