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NY's Casino Locations Announced

12.18.14 | Bill Price

The State Gaming Facilities Location Board awarded three Vegas-style casino licenses instead of four. Those licenses are going to Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties. The Montreign Resort in the Catskills town of Thompson, the Lago Resort in ...

NY to Ban Fracking

12.18.14 | FL News Team

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the Empire State will ban hydraulic fracturing, after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks.An order will be issued early next year banning the ...

PA Officials Cite Indirect Health Concerns of Fracking

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

A study released Thursday found the indirect effects of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution. The Keystone Research Center, a labor-backed policy center says communities with the highest intensity of natural ...

PA's Casino Revenue Down From Last Year

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's casino revenue was down 2.6 percent in November compared to a year ago. The Gaming Control Board says table game revenue at the state's 12 casinos increased slightly last month compared to a year ago, grossing $63.8 million, up ...

Governor Cuomo to Announce NY Casino Bid-Winners Today

12.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sixteen bidders vying for up to 4 licenses will be waiting with baited breath as the Gaming Facility Board lines up to announce its picks for the first private casinos in state history. The announcement comes at 2 p.m. today near the state capitol ...

Report Suggests NY Votes on Fracking Resolutions Skewed

12.17.14 | FL News Team

A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydro-fracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes. The New York Public Interest ...

PA's Governor Elect Could Help Boost Keystone Economy

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. According to the survey by ...

PA Natural Gas Reps Say Tax Would be Burdensome

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Representatives of the natural gas industry on Tuesday said a severance tax on gas production would cost Pennsylvania jobs and lead to missed opportunities for economic development. Speaking during a conference call with reporters, the president ...

No Pay Raise for New York Lawmakers

12.16.14 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there's no agreement on a legislative pay raise because state lawmakers can't agree on campaign finance and ethics reforms. Lawmakers have suggested returning to Albany for a lame-duck session this month to give ...

Cuomo Promises Hydrofracking Decision By Year's End

12.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says you can expect a ruling on high volume hydrofracking-- in the next 2 weeks. The governor said Monday he expects a decision on whether or not to allow gas drilling-- before the end of the year, suggesting that the ...

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