Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Skelos Agree To Let The People Vote ... On Gambling!


We heard time and time again that the people of New York shouldn't be permitted a vote on marriage. Now Andrew Cuomo and the heads of both major parties in Albany are all in agreement: the people deserve to vote ... on casinos:

Legislative leaders are prepared to join Gov. Cuomo in rolling the dice on casino gambling.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said the Nassau GOPer “is supportive of a constitutional amendment that will let the people decide whether to expand casino gambling in New York State.” Aides for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said their boss will also support the legalization of casinos.

... The Daily News reported Thursday that Gov. Cuomo, in a jobs package he will unveil in the coming weeks, will call on the Legislature to approve the amendment.

If the Legislature moves forward, the soonest the public would have a say on a referendum is 2013. -- New York Daily News