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Jobs coalition pushing for casinos

Heather Briccetti, president of the Business Council of New York State, joined other supports of the casino referendum on Thursday afternoon in Albany.
Heather Briccetti, president of the Business Council of New York State, joined other supports of the casino referendum on Thursday afternoon in Albany.
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The benefits of voting in favor of a ballot referendum that would expand gambling in the state were highlighted Thursday afternoon by a group of business and municipal leaders. New jobs, increased education aid, property tax relief and revenue for local governments were touted as reasons for voters to support amending the state’s constitution to allow up to seven non-Indian live-table casinos. If approved, there would be an initial creation of four casinos spread out ...


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