Issues: Racing

New York State Senator Eric Adams helps obtain loan to prevent shut-down of New York racetracks

NYS Senator Eric Adams Helps Obtain Loan to Prevent Shut-Down of New York Racetracks

New York State Senator Eric Adams has worked with other legislators to make available a $25 million loan to the New York Racing Association (NYRA), the entity that supervises horseracing in our State.  The line of credit will enable NYRA to keep its tracks open for the remainder of 2010.

May 28, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIESTHIS COMMITTEE HAS NO VIDEO RECORD.

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator Eric Adams, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Room 915 LOB

May 4, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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A long shot at Aqueduct

 Times Union Editorial, First published: Friday, April 16, 2010  Talk about a losing streak. It's been nine years since New York decided that there was an untapped jackpot at the Aqueduct Race Track, namely the money it could make from video slot machines. Nine years, and still no contract or a franchise to oversee the action that's estimated to be worth about $300 million a year

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April 16, 2010
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Little, McDonald, Jordan and Golden Push Expedited, Open VLT Selection Process

SENATORS GOLDEN, MCDONALD, LITTLE JOIN ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

April 13, 2010
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April 7, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Assembles Racing Industry Stakeholders to Solve the NYC OTB Financial Crisis

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Assembles Racing Industry Stakeholders to Solve the NYC OTB Financial Crisis

March 15, 2010
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Statement Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Nothing is more important than creating jobs and keeping our economy moving. Since joining the selection process, I have consistently supported the selection of a bidder capable of breaking ground quickly to give New Yorkers the opportunity for gainful employment during these tough economic times.

March 11, 2010
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Griffo Says That Snow Job is Unacceptable

GRIFFO SAYS THAT SNOW JOB IS UNACCEPTABLE

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years. 

February 16, 2010
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Racing, Gaming, Wagering Committee Meeting held on February 9, 2010

Video: 28 minutes

Agenda:

New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chairman, convened a meeting of his Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering at 9:30 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Room 124 of the Capitol. 

 

The first order of business was remarks, followed by the questioning of Charles J Diamond, Governor Paterson’s nominee to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.  The committee then took up its legislative agenda, consisting of the following bills:

February 11, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator Eric Adams, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Public Hearing: Re-broadcast of Joint Public Hearing on NYRA held on Wednesday

Wednesday's joint hearing will be re-broadcast Friday at 9:30am on the statewide cable channel as well as live stream channel 1.

February 5, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering

Committee Member Senator Addabbo speaking with NYRA executives about their financial troubles on February 2nd at Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering hearing in Elmont.

February 4, 2010
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