MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Political foes came together on Long Island Tuesday in a push to allow casino gambling in New York state.
Meanwhile, opponents of casino gambling gathered outside the state Capitol in Albany Tuesday and smashed slot machines with sledgehammers, much like New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia did in 1934.
On the pro side, Thomas Suozzi and incumbent Ed Mangano, both candidates for Nassau County executive, are expected to join labor unions and business groups in support of the ballot referendum called Proposal No. 1.
The proposal is asking voters to approve a change to the constitution that will allow development of as many as seven casinos. The first four would be upstate, including in the Catskills.