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NYPIRG outlines outlays by casino hopefuls

State gaming employees move and check in boxes of licence applications in the NYS Lottery Building in Schenectady in this June photo.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
State gaming employees move and check in boxes of licence applications in the NYS Lottery Building in Schenectady in this June photo.
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Spending on lobbyists: David Flaum of Flaum Management: $211,925 Capital District Off-Track Betting Corp.: $41,826 Rush Street Gaming LLC: $15,230 Campaign donations: Saratoga Harness Racing Inc.: $423,200 David Flaum of Flaum Management: $149,060 James Featherstonhaugh of Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne LLP: $138,599 Galesi Group: $45,515 Michael Malik: $16,150 Emil Galasso: $1,500 Source: New York Public Interest Research Group and New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics Casino bidders spent $11 million over the past ...


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ChuckD
July 8, 2014
7:08 p.m.

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In reporting prostitution arrests it seems to more often be the case that the hookers' names are reported, less often the johns. This is different?
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Obviously this is the new political reality and Gov. Cuomo has done well in it. His connection to one of the biggest benefactors of the bribery, the Committee to Save New York, is well speculated. We're fortunate he otherwise tends toward the progressive, as opposed to the regressive.
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Sorry the Gazette didn't link to NYPIRG's amazingly thorough report, so I will. Times like these demand a strong Fourth Estate and I'm not convinced the Gazette lives up to that. The report is truly stunning as a picture of corruption that exists even now in 21st century NYS. An excerpt:
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" An entity that lobbies local governments in New York only needs to report the details of their activities if the municipalities have a population of more than 50,000 people."

" An examination of the towns, villages, and cities that have been proposed as the sites of new casinos reveals 15 of the 16 localities fall under this threshold. This is significant, since the New York State Gaming Commission has established statements of local support as a necessary criterion for licenses. The lack of disclosure of local lobbying activities in these communities makes it impossible to know how much is being spent to influence these governments and highlights that no single entity is charged with monitoring these activities. "
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/232904536/NYPI...

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