The new bill from GOP lawmakers would change that, blocking Level 1 offenders from driving for the companies for as long as they are deemed a sex offender — generally a period of 20 years.“Our community is home to a high concentration of colleges, and our college students will undoubtedly utilize the service regularly, so I shudder to think that any registered sex offender — of any level — could get behind the wheel of an Uber or Lyft vehicle," Serino said in a statement.
There are now 16 casinos or racetracks with video-lottery terminals in New York north of New York City.
One more, the $1 billion Montreign casino in the Catskills, is set to open next year.
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The Empire Center, an Albany think tank, pointed to data that showed that while the number of millionaires in New York are up, so too are the percentage of them living in other states and simply working in New York.
For example, the percentage of non residents who earned more than million a year and filed their income taxes in New York grew from 51 percent to 59 percent between 20, the group said.
The facilities said they all expect to succeed, but the battle for the gambling dollar between Syracuse and Rochester is increasingly fierce with the opening last week of the 5 million del Lago Casino in the Finger Lakes.
NY just had a record year for its lottery NY casino fees go to local communities Three upstate casinos get NY licenses In that region, there are now six casinos or racinos -- which are tracks with the slot-machine-like VLTs -- between Batavia Downs in western New York and the Turning Stone Casino owned by the Oneidas in central New York."I think it’s individual with each of them," said James Featherstonaugh, the president of the New York Gaming Association, a trade group for the state's racinos, and an owner of the Saratoga Casino Hotel."They are convenience casinos, if you will.
Last November, the state started a toll-free hotline — (888) 392-3644 — to report incidents of bias or discrimination.
The line has already received 3,175 calls, the State Police said.
Last year, New York had a 31 percent spike in reported hate crimes targeting Muslims compared with 2015, and the incidents against gay people rose 18 percent, the state said.