Channel 6 News - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Lawsuit challenges NY casino plan, Cuomo's changes

ALBANY, (AP) -- A private citizen is suing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to try to void expansion of casino gambling approved in June.
Robert Schulz of Washington County says the bill voted into law on the last day of the legislative session contained dozens of substantive, last-minute changes hidden from public view.
Cuomo says they were only technical changes. He issued a message of necessity that suspended the three days' public review required by the constitution.
Schulz argues Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated changes involving the payouts of gambling revenues and locations of facilities.
Schulz also says an anti-corruption provision that would have limited campaign contributions was dropped.
The Cuomo administration has disputed that, saying Cuomo's proposal was dropped earlier in closed-door negotiations.
Cuomo had no comment Thursday.

   AP-WF-07-25-13 2123GMT
Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!