Roundup: Sheldon Silver Won't Bet Against an NYC Casino, Governor Cuomo's Old School Limos

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dropped his longtime opposition to a New York City casino.

Governor Cuomo’s spokesman won’t say why they parked a fleet of vintage gubernatorial limos in front of the Capitol.

Democratic Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson will retire next year, putting the Democrats’ Senate majority in peril.  Continue reading “Roundup: Sheldon Silver Won't Bet Against an NYC Casino, Governor Cuomo's Old School Limos”

Mayor Bloomberg Supports Key Aspects of Cuomo's Agenda

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Getty)

Amid mounting reports of a troubled relationship between City Hall and the governor’s mansion, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he’d support Governor Andrew Cuomo on two of his main initiatives for next year–pension reform efforts and the push for casino gambling. Mayor Bloomberg commented on both subjects during a press conference after he announced that average life expectancy for New Yorkers has reached an all-time high. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Supports Key Aspects of Cuomo's Agenda”

Governor Cuomo Would Consider a New York City Casino

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Governor Andrew Cuomo would consider bringing a casino to the five boroughs if he’s able to end New York State’s ban on casino gambling. In an interview with the Daily News, the governor said the Big Apple is one of several locations he’s consider for potential casinos. “I’m not excluding any locations at this time,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York City is a real location. … Albany is a real location. Buffalo is a real location.” Continue reading “Governor Cuomo Would Consider a New York City Casino”

Governor Cuomo Is Optimistic About Bringing Casino Gambling To New York State

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

During his epic, lengthy interview with radio host and newspaper columnist Fred Dicker today, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the future of casino gambling in New York. Due to the harsh economic climate, Governor Cuomo believes legislators are ready to vote for a constitutional amendment ending the state’s ban on gaming.

“All the conversations have been productive and the suggestion is that the legislators understand that this may be necessary at this time from an economic development point of view,” Governor Cuomo said. “In a perfect world, would there be gaming anywhere? Maybe not, but this is not a perfect world and we’re in competition, so all the signs have been positive, but you know, we’ll see next year.” Continue reading “Governor Cuomo Is Optimistic About Bringing Casino Gambling To New York State”

Morning Read: Cuomo Goes Hollywood; Hevesi Staying Behind Bars

Governor Cuomo is headed to Los Angeles where Hollywood A-Listers are hosting his first out-of-state fundraiser to thank him for legalizing same sex marriage.

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi was denied parole and will spend another year behind bars for his role in a pay-to-play pension fund corruption scandal.

Speaking of comptrollers, advisors for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer reportedly hope he’ll take advantage of John Liu’s troubles and run for comptroller rather than entering the tougher mayoral race.  Continue reading “Morning Read: Cuomo Goes Hollywood; Hevesi Staying Behind Bars”