OPINION: It’s time for New York’s government to get back on track to create casino revenue

OPINION: It’s time for New York’s government to get back on track to create casino revenue

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  • Gary Pretlow, Yonkers Times
May 23, 2024 8:15 PM

We in the State Legislature made a promise to New Yorkers two years ago that the approval process for downstate casinos would be an efficient one. Now, however, we are instead far behind where we committed to be in giving the green light to three properties. Instead of generating new revenue without lifting taxes on middle-class families, we have been repeatedly told “wait ‘til next year.”

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Those of us sworn to deliver for the people of New York are not waiting. That’s why Sen. Joseph Addabbo and I introduced a bill [last] week to get this process back on track.

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The author represents Westchester County in the New York State Assembly, where he chairs the Committee on Racing and Wagering