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King hoping council members ‘come around’ on casino vote

President says she knew resolution tally would be 3-3

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The procedural vote regarding the casino in Schenectady was pulled because half the council might have voted against it, City Council members said. Although Council President Margaret King said Monday that she was pulling the resolution because it wasn’t necessary yet, she said Wednesday that she was also aware that it didn’t have enough support. Three council members had indicated they might not vote for it, she said. Three others, including herself, planned to vote ...

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May 1, 2014
9:50 a.m.

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Bravo Ms King for demonstrating informed leadership and transparency.

Bravo Vince Riggi for standing your ground.

May 1, 2014
1:24 p.m.

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The city really needs to be cleaned up first or it could turn out to be a very big disaster. The panhandling debris on the streets, and amount of welfare benefits is too strong. Need jobs, industry and working home owners in the city first
Stand your ground Vince Riggi!

May 1, 2014
2:14 p.m.

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Council president calls developer - he says it does not have to be done tonight. Off it comes. Frankly - the amount of money being thrown around this casino business all over the state makes me wonder how easy it will be to get votes here but how unlikely that Schenectady will get a casino. Schenectady has no clout statewide. Take a look around Schenctady - it's falling apart, it's dirty, when it snows half the people don't shovel - if you were going to take a weekend off is this where you would choose to go? Take a look around Atlantic City sometime.