Issues: Gaming

Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Addresses 2012 State Budget In Video Message

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) speaks to the taxpayers and families of Western New York concerning the just enacted 2012 State Budget.

April 4, 2012
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State Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget That Respects Taxpayers

Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.

“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”

April 3, 2012
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Budget Update From State Senator David J. Valesky

The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades. 

Some highlights include:

March 30, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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3/20/12 - Senator Saland met with members of the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association and the NRA today. The Sportsmen were in Albany to express their concerns to their Legislators.

·         3/20/12 - Senator Saland met with members of the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association and the NRA today.  The Sportsmen were in Albany to express their concerns to their Legislators.

March 20, 2012
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The Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County Visit Albany

Senator Bill Larkin meets with Ulster County sportsmen during the 2012 Sportsmen's Day in Albany.

March 20, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets with the Federated Sportsman'​s Club of Ulster County

Senator John Bonacic met with the Federated Sportsmen’s Club of Ulster County at the 2012 Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day at the State Capitol today. The Sportsmen were in Albany to express their concerns to Senator Bonacic.

March 20, 2012
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON GAMING LEGISLATION PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE

Queens, NY, March 20, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P.

March 20, 2012
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03/15/12: Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gambling

Senator John Bonacic discusses the Senate and Assembly passage of his Casino Gambling Amendment to the State Constitution.

March 16, 2012
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SENATE AND ASSEMBLY PASS BONACIC’S CASINO GAMING AMENDMENT TO STATE CONSTITUTION

The Senate and Assembly late last night passed a Constitutional amendment sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic, which would amend the Constitution to permit up to seven casinos in New York State.  The proposal is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow of Westchester County.   

March 15, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce, affected industries and businesses, and citizens

Senate Standing Committee Investigation and Government OperationsChair: Carl L. MarcellinoSenate Standing Committee on Civil Service And PensionsChair: Martin GoldenSenate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming And WageringChair: John J. BonacicJoint Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce, affected industries and businesses, and citizensPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, NYTime: 1:00 P.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kellerher (518) 455-2390ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 1, 1:00 PM - 2:50 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 9:15 AM, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Room 510 LOB

February 7, 9:15 AM - 9:18 AM
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January 23, 2012
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1/18/2012: Seneca Nation of Indians visit Senator Huntley

Pictured from left to right:Robert Odawi Porter, President & CEOTravis Jimerson, Tribal Councillor and Legislative SpecialistRichard Nephew, Tribal Councillor

January 18, 2012
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Sportsmen's Caucus Trap Shoot

Save the Date! The New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus cordially invites you to an afternoon of trap shooting.

For more information please contact Suzi McDonough: mcdonoug@nysenate.gov - 845-279-3773

 

June 2, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On Tax Agreement; MTA Tax Reform; Casino Gaming; and Flood Mitigation Funds

December 7, 2011
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON RESORTS WORLD OPENING AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, October 18, 2011NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) released the following statement on the long-awaited opening of Resorts World New York at Aqueduct: 

October 18, 2011
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