Friday, December 20, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
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.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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?
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.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Nancy Solomon : Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio
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.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
By Anna Sale
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.
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.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Governor Paterson announces land claim deal with Wisconson tribe and it may lead to a casino in the Catskills.
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.