MEDIA ADVISORY: NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, releases a statement on the selection of AEG for Aqueduct: “I wish to commend the Governor on his selection of an operator for Aqueduct; the development is of major importance to the thoroughbred industry in New York and to the State as a whole, especially during our current economic and budget crises.
NYS Senator Eric Adams’ statement on the New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center:
“January 12th will always be a day of mourning for Haitians and for Haitian-Americans. The catastrophic earthquake in Haiti caused shock and grief that extends far beyond Haiti’s borders, and we in New York City have the largest Haitian-American population and the oldest Haitian-American communities in the U.S.
Quote from NYS Senator Eric Adams concerning NYC OTB layoffs: “Despite the most harrowing economic conditions since the Great Depression, NYC OTB has notified the New York State Department of Labor that it intends to dismiss 1,320 workers. With unemployment running at an extraordinarily high level, it is regrettable that NYC OTB has begun implementing a plan to wind down the corporation’s operations before it has submitted to the legislature any fully drafted course of action.
Senator Adams states: “Today, we honor those brave individuals who wore the military uniform of the United States of America and tragically were cut down during 2009 in the service of their country. These heroes join many noble predecessors who have fallen so that our nation could stand. These 59 souls, all from or with close ties to the State of New York, gave their lives so that we may remain free.