Issues: Gaming

Senator Johnson Urges Belmont Summit

Senator Craig M. Johnson wrote the following letter to the Governor, seeking a summit with state officials, community leaders and representatives from the Shinnecock Indian Nation to discuss potential development at the Belmont Park Race Track. 

December 19, 2009
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee, Addresses The NYC OTB Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Filing

New York City Off Track Betting Corporation has been running an unsustainable financial deficit, and it has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy as a necessary step towards its continuance as a viable entity.  As Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, I endorse the petition as the best available alter

December 4, 2009
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Senator Adams' statement regarding the NYC OTB filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Statement of NYS Senator Eric Adams

New York City Off Track Betting Corporation has been running an unsustainable financial deficit, and it has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy as a necessary step towards its continuance as a viable entity.  As Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, I endorse the petition as the best available alternative to a cessation of NYC OTB operations. 

December 3, 2009
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Democrats Target Sportsmen With Higher Fees - $22 Million Hit To Upstate Economy

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today spoke out about increased fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

"As sportsmen prepare for the upcoming hunting and fishing seasons, many are beginning to realize that almost every sporting license has increased significantly since last year," said Senator Larkin. "The license fee increases were included in this year's disastrous state budget, put together in secret by Governor Paterson and the Legislature's Democratic majorities."

September 30, 2009
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8/15/2009: Senator Huntley's 3rd Annual Children's Festival

Free fun filled day of Learning, Exercise, Food, Games, Rides and other activities on Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Baisley Park - 157th Street and 116th Avenue

August 15, 2009
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March 13, 2009
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Senator Craig Johnson on NYRA

Senator Craig Johnson on NYRA

June 24, 2008
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7/14/2007: Senator Huntley's 1st Annual Children's Festival

For Children of all ages, a FREE fun filled day of Learning, Exercise, Food, Games, Rides and other activities on Saturday, July 14, 2007 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Forest Park

July 14, 2007
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