NY Jobs Now continued its effort this week to let New Yorkers know of the economic benefits that expanded casino gaming venues could bring to the state. At a press conference yesterday in Saratoga, Business Council of New York State Vice President of Government Affairs Ken Pokalsky (pictured) urged voters to vote “yes” on vote on Proposal 1 when they head to the polls next week.
Heather C.Briccetti, Esq. president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State, who represented the group today at an event on the issue in New York City said, “This year, business and labor, Democrats and Republicans are working together to bring back the more than $1.2 billion New Yorkers spend every year at nearby gaming resorts across the state line. It’s time we bring that kind of money home to create jobs, support schools, and take property tax pressure off our towns and cities.”
Proposal 1 would authorize four additional casinos in New York state and bring an estimated 10,000 new jobs. Revenue from the casinos would benefit local municipalities and school systems.