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Council's Gamble

Schenectady City Council set to bet on casino

Supporters cite ability to lower tax burden

Members of the public attend a meeting of the Schenectady City Council at City Hall Monday evening. The council discussed the casino proposal.
Members of the public attend a meeting of the Schenectady City Council at City Hall Monday evening. The council discussed the casino proposal.
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For complete coverage of the local live-gaming casino debate, see the Capital Region casinos special report. Without debate, discussion or even a public hearing, the majority of the Schenectady City Council has decided to support the casino proposed to be built in the city. With four of the seven members voicing favor Monday night, council President Margaret King moved quickly to put a vote of support on the agenda for next Monday’s meeting. Then the ...


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Hamelot
June 3, 2014
7:03 a.m.

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Why do I have a feeling that taxes won't be reduced that much and that the city council will find something to spend the additional revenues on as fast as the new money comes in?

JIMOCONNOR
June 3, 2014
7:50 a.m.

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I must credit Type A lady for her forethought and measured approach on the tax issue. Thank you for injecting a bit of reality.

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