Recapping what got done, what didn’t in Albany

Recapping what got done, what didn’t in Albany

In case you missed it, Albany lawmakers have wrapped up their 2013 legislative session.

No deals were reached to enact campaign finance reform, but lawmakers reached agreements on bills to create tax-free zones for new businesses on SUNY campuses, and struck an agreement to move forward with the construction of new casinos in New York.

Area State Senator James Seward applauded the casino deal following the end of the session.

“This is a question where the voters should have the ultimate say, and now, they will,” Seward said.

In November, a question of whether or not to build four, Las-Vegas style casinos will go to voters for the final say on what happens.


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