Issues: Racing

Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gaming in New York State

Senator Bonacic discusses Casino Gaming in New York State- Monday, May 13, 2013.

May 17, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: On Oneida Compact

“The Governor should be commended for ending a long standing dispute with the Oneida Nation.  I wish him continued success in resolving remaining disputes with other Native American tribes and nations.  The Governor’s actions will help bring greater clarity to where private sector casino gaming can go.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor to bring casino gaming to fruition this year.”  

May 16, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: Regarding the Governor’s Casino Proposal

This week the Governor asked me to hold off on introducing legislation because he wanted to lay out his plan first.  Accordingly, I waited.  I appreciate the fact that he has now done so.  I am pleased he is actively engaged on the issue of gaming.  

May 9, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 510 LOB

May 7, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Marchione introduces bill in State Senate to Protect Horses From Slaughter

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2013

Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, 518-455-2381 (Marchione), fitzpatr@nysenate.gov

April 24, 2013
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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, April 23, 2013 Room 510 LOB

April 23, 9:30 AM - 9:38 AM
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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, March 19, 2013 Room 510 LOB

March 19, 9:30 AM - 9:32 AM
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State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices

State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices

Monday, March 11, 2013

By PAUL POSTppost@saratogian.comTwitter.com/paulvpost

March 11, 2013
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Senator Kathleen Marchione calls for enactment of the "Casino Gaming Transparency Act"

Picture from our press conference in Saratoga Springs this morning in support of the "Casino Gaming Transparency Act."

March 11, 2013
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Senator Marchione Supports "Casino Gaming Transparency Act"

This morning I stood with my colleagues in the state Legislature, Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, as we unveiled -- and advocated for -- new legislation, the “Casino Gaming Transparency Act,” at a press conference in Saratoga Springs.  The Act would help shed light on the Governor’s casino siting process and add important protections and assurances to the communities that currently host horse racing and VLT gaming.

March 11, 2013
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March 4, 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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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino gaming in New York State

 Senator Bonacic discusses casino gaming in New York- Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

January 30, 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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Latimer Named Ranking Member of Education Committee and Receives 5 Additional Committee Assignments

State Senator George Latimer has been named the Ranking Minority Member on the State Senate’s Education Committee, his office announced today.  Latimer will now be the leading advocate for the Democrats on educational issues in the New York State Senate.  Senator John Flanagan of Long Island is currently the Chairman of the Education Committee.  

January 17, 2013
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ADDABBO URGES RACE HORSE PROTECTION IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY, July 30, 2012 – With summer racing season now underway in Saratoga, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee and who closely follows developments in the state’s thoroughbred race horse industry,  has joined committee colleagues Senators Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Roy J.

July 30, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at the Federation of Italian-American Organizations 5k run

Senator Gianaris congratulating a participant and handing her a prize.

July 17, 2012
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Senator Martins Visits Belmont as the Community Gears Up For the Belmont Stakes

State Senator Jack M. Martins (R - Mineola), a supporter of New York's horsemen and of economic investment and revitalization at Belmont Park, made a visit to the racetrack Saturday. Senator Martins was on hand to watch the Belmont Stakes contenders as they trained over the main track, then took a tour of the backstretch. The tour featured programs funded by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, including Anna House, the backstretch childcare facility; the offices of the Backstretch Employee Service Team and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America; and the Rafferty Memorial Library, home of the language lab and communication center for the backstretch workers.

June 6, 2012
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