Hey, big spender
The New York Gaming Association was the 27th biggest spender in lobbying the state government for 2011, according to data released today by the New York Public Interest Research Group.
Representing the nine racinos in the state, including the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, the NYGA spent $629,000 to lobby the state government in 2011. The group is one of a handful of new lobbying groups to emerged in 2011, as it took over most of the lobbying efforts for the other racinos, with the Saratoga Racino & Raceway spending no money in 2011.
The biggest lobbying group was the Committee to Save New York, a pro-business alliance that has supported Gov. Andrew Cuomo's agenda. They spent nearly $12 million in 2011.
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View the full list of expenditures here:
Lobbying in 2011