Issues: Racing

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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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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GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF RESORTS WORLD CASINO, NYC AT THE AQUEDUCT RACETRACK

On Friday, October 28th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of Resorts World Casino, NYS at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, N.Y. 

Pictured with Senator Bonacic is KT Lim, Chairman, Genting Malaysia Berhard and Michael Speller, President, Genting New York, LLC.

October 31, 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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9/21/2011: Senate Committee on State-Native American Relations

Chair: Senator George D. Maziarz

Public Hearing: To discuss economic development issues and potential  partnerships between the Native American Nations and Tribes with New York State

Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, LOB, 2nd Floor, Albany New York

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024

September 26, 2011
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Introducing Legislation Banning the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in New York’s Horseracing Industry

ALBANY, September 13, 2011 – As the Belmont Race Course opens its gates for its Fall season, Senator Thomas K. Duane today announced that he will introduce legislation banning the use of performance enhancing drugs, including the widely overused diuretic Lasix (Furosemide), on any horse participating in a New York State sanctioned horserace. The bill also carries stiff fines -- including a permanent ban on those who violate the law after a third violation.  Senator Duane said, "Until this legislation becomes law, I urge everyone to refrain from wagering on any horse that is being dosed with Lasix – or worse. No one in the horseracing industry should be monetarily rewarded for racing a horse which may be too sick to run without such drugs."

September 13, 2011
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PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS CANCELLED

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS CANCELLED

September 8, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES RACING COMMITTEE HEARING IN CANANDAIGUA ON SEPTEMBER 6TH

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio, who serves on the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, has announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing in Canandaigua to discuss and develop legislative measures that will enhance the State’s horse racing industry. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, September 6th at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility in Canandaigua.

August 17, 2011
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic and Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State Place: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311 Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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