Keyword: Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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    NYRA Unveils New Board

    The New York Racing Association announced June 7 the formation of a new board of directors that moves the racing corporation from the state government to private hands. The new privatized board will be chaired by Michael Del Giudice.

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    Cuomo Vetos Jockey Fund Legislation

    Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Saratoga Springs residents have been making their point

    In Saratoga, Passion for Racing and Politics

    A decision on the re-privatization of NYRA was delayed, but groups in the city of Saratoga Springs are taking full advantage of the well-attended summer race meet to reiterate their position in advance of the 2017 legislative session.

  • Saratoga racing supporters are in a battle with the New York governor

    Cuomo Administration Fires Back at Criticism

    The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA.

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    Extension of State Control for NYRA Looms

    Unable to break a negotiating logjam, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have tentatively agreed to extend the state's control of the New York Racing Association for another year rather than return it to private hands.

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    Lawmakers Defy Cuomo, Pass NYRA Legislation

    Defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York lawmakers June 15 gave final approval to legislation that would return the New York Racing Association to private control after a four-year period in which the board was dominated by appointees of the governor.

  • New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow

    Pretlow: NYRA Privatization Talks Stall

    Talks have stalled over returning control of the New York Racing Association to private hands after a four-year period in which appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo have dominated the not-for-profit corporation's board of directors.

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    Senate Committee OKs NYRA Legislation

    A measure to end the state's control of the New York Racing Association is advancing in the New York legislature, and a key lawmaker said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has still not revealed his own idea for the future of the racing organization.

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    Second Saratoga Group Sounds Off on NYRA Plan

    Another Saratoga Springs-based organization has issued a call for privatization of the New York Racing Association as state lawmakers work on legislation that will shape the future structure of the organization.

  • NYRA president Christopher Kay

    NYRA Board Preparing Privatization Plan

    The New York Racing Association is preparing to return to private control, board chairman Michael Del Giudice said at a meeting of the association's board of directors March 10 in New York City.

  • NY Legislature Ends Palm Sunday Racing Ban

    The New York State legislature has halted a longstanding ban against pari-mutuel wagering and live racing on Palm Sunday, a move industry supporters claim will raise revenue for tracks and the state.

  • NYRA Board to Discuss Future of Franchise

    The leaders of the New York Racing Association will start outlining a path for the racing giant's future at a board meeting Nov. 12, and it could be a precursor to talks at the state Capitol next year.

  • NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours

    New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play.

  • NYRA May Lose Skorton as Chairman

    The New York Racing Association is at some unknown date losing its board chairman as it looks in the next year or so to move from a state-run entity back to a privately held corporation.

  • NY Gaming Commision Head Nearly Confirmed

    The New York state Senate next week is poised to confirm Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice for the new head of the state Gaming Commission, the powerful regulatory agency that oversees racetrack and casino operations.

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    NY Lawmakers Work On Racetrack Bill

    State lawmakers in New York are trying again to get legislation approved permitting tracks and off-track betting corporations to work together on race date start times and simulcasting schedules.

  • New York Casino Timetable Becomes Clear

    New York's timetable for new casino developments became clearer Jan. 8 with Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing that a college president will head a panel charged with siting the first round of four casinos.

  • Pro-Casino Money Flows in New York

    Pro-casino forces raised in excess of $3.5 million the last four weeks to finance television ads and mailings trying to convince New York voters to approve a large expansion of gambling facilities in the state.

  • NY Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Casinos

    A lower court state judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to halt a statewide ballot referendum to change the state's constitution to permit commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos around the state.

  • NY Lawmakers Hope to Tweak Gambling Bill

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to create gambling competition for racetrack-based casinos was a topic of an hour-long, closed-door meeting June 18 with legislative leaders trying to end the 2013 legislative session.

  • New York Casino Plans On Hold

    New York officials are all but certain to put off final negotiations on a play to add up to seven casinos in New York until later in the legislative session.

  • Assembly Speaker Weighs in on NY Casinos

    The New York legislature's most powerful Democrat said Jan. 24 he would be open to further casino development at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as several other specific locations in New York City except for Manhattan.

  • NYRA Reorganization Board Holds First Meeting

    A new state-controlled board of directors at the New York Racing Association held its first meeting Dec. 12, bringing the long-embattled racetrack operator to a new and uncertain place in its history that dates back to 1955.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Report: State to Seek Bids to Operate NYRA

    Just days before the state is to take over control of the New York Racing Association, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending signals he wants to put the operation of the racing entity out to bid to for-profit companies.

  • NYRA Under Fire; Two on Leave Without Pay

    When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.