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Casino bill lacks political donation ban

Gambling industry spending millions

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A key part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for preventing corruption in the siting of four upstate casinos was dropped from the final bill that state legislators approved last week. Organizations with a casino license or seeking a license were banned from making state and local political contributions in the governor’s initial casino bill, but Cuomo said on Monday he was forced to give up the provision during negotiations with the state Legislature. Proponents of ...

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June 25, 2013
6:47 a.m.

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This was the reasons for the casinos, to spread their money around to the politicians that support them, more campaign fraud. I know many people that have a gambling addiction, they have lost their jobs, homes and families and yet they continue to drive to Saratoga or Turning Stone. How many more lives will be destroyed by gambling which is just as bad as a drug addiction. Cuomo is all over saying how he wants to end backdoor deals and change campaign finance laws, he is a LIAR....