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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Borscht Belt's Past and Future

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Borscht Belt in Sullivan County was once home to over 500 thriving hotels, but it's glory days are long gone. What will a new casino mean to this area of the Catskills? 

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The Takeaway

It's Hard to Grow Jobs with Slot Machines

Monday, November 03, 2014

Three years after Massachusetts approved Vegas-style gambling, voters decide tomorrow whether to crack down on casinos, which some say fleece the very people in need of economic growth.

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WNYC News

How One Homeless Woman Helped Double the Paychecks of 1,400 Workers

Friday, December 20, 2013

Natalie Abreu, a single mother of three, lived in a homeless shelter in the Bronx, while commuting to her job as a cleaner at a casino in Queens. Her story helped sway an arbitrator into drastically increases wages for her and her coworkers.

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WNYC News

Fate of New York City Casinos Remains Uncertain

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

One of the big winners in Tuesday's elections was the gaming industry. A referendum approved by voters permits seven more casinos to be built — four upstate and three in the New York City metro area after a seven-year waiting period.

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WNYC News

With Casino Question Before Voters, What Tale Does Aqueduct Have to Tell?

Monday, November 04, 2013

If New York voters approve the casino ballot initiative, what kind of revenue might it generate? And what impact could there be on local businesses?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Guide to Ballot Questions: Gambling, Minimum Wage, More. Plus: Ice Cream!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Today’s program is all about direct democracy for tomorrow’s election day in our area. Milly Silva, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Thomas Bracken of NJ’s Chamber of Commerce, debate the proposed minimum wage hike in the state. Then, a look at a proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age for certain judges; the question of expanding casino gambling in New York State; land swaps in the Adirondacks; and what creates these constitutional issues in the first place? Plus: the story of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream and their work in Rwanda.

→ WNYC Newsroom's Guide to the NY Ballot Initiatives

WNYC News

State Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Casino Ballot Measure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged the wording of a November ballot measure to expand gambling in New York.

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New Jersey News

Atlantic City's Revel Casino Declares Bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Governor Chris Christie is putting a positive spin on the bankruptcy filing by Atlantic City's newest casino and hotel. The New Jersey governor says the filing actually shows confidence in Revel because investors are exchanging debt for stock in the company.  

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WNYC News

Since Last State of the State, A Mixed Bag for Cuomo

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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A year ago, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dramatically proposed the world's largest convention center near JFK airport, $15 billion in infrastructure investments, restructuring the state's pension program, and public financing of elections.  As we head into the 2013 state of the state, here's a tally of where those promises ended up.

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The Takeaway

Self-made Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Investigated by Justice Department

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One of the Republican party's largest financial backers, multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is under investigation. What this means for the Romney campaign and the man considered by some to be the most influential investor of our time.

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WNYC News

Governor Announces Land Claim Settlement with Wisconsin Tribe

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Governor Paterson announces land claim deal with Wisconson tribe and it may lead to a casino in the Catskills.

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The Takeaway

States Turning to Gambling to Help Budget Woes

Monday, April 12, 2010

States across the country are struggling with billions of dollars in budget gaps. Now many of them are looking at ways to raise revenue by expanding some form of gambling. Massachusetts is considering a bill that would license two resort-style casinos and bring slot machines to four of the state’s racetracks. 

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