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Bonacic: casinos issue is "up to the people"

Ulster County Legislator Craig Lopez said, “This creates an opportunity for two casinos in the Catskills, including one at the Nevele. The jobs the Nevele can bring can transform Wawarsing. I look forward to working closely with Senator Bonacic in support of the gaming referendum, and then to work in support of the Nevele project.”

For decades, legislation has been considered by the Senate or Assembly to authorize casino gaming. However, the two passages by two separately elected State Legislatures – which is needed to put the issue on the ballot - has never materialized.

“Governor Cuomo has accomplished what nobody else has in terms of leading both the Senate and Assembly to this point. I look forward to working with him to accomplish the promise of thousands of upstate jobs,” Senator Bonacic concluded.