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January 9, 2013

Challenge for Senate: Sharing the power

Challenge for Senate: Sharing the power

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Tonawanda News — The lawmakers agree that the second passage for legalizing casino gambling is bound to be more difficult. It is generally accepted that the Legislature would never even consider such a bill unless it specified the sites of the proposed casinos.

Meanwhile, the New York State Racing Association is expected to unveil an ad campaign Monday touting the success of the nine race-track virtual casinos — known as racinos — and promoting the idea of upgrading them to full-blown facilities complete with slots and table games.

While Schimminger’s regional office is in Erie County, his 140th District includes some 20,000 constituents in the North Tonawanda area.

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