From the Gaming Commission:




The New York State Gaming Commission today named Long Island Association President and CEO Kevin Law, Chairman of the New York Gaming Facility Location Board, which isresponsible for evaluating casino applications and selecting who is eligible to apply for a commercial gaming license in New York State.




Chairman Law, who was named to the Gaming Facility Location Board on July 7, became President and CEO of the Long Island Association, one of the most respected business organizations in New York State, in September 2010. His efforts are focused on economic development and creating a better business climate on Long Island. Law also serves as Co-Chair of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.   The other members of the Gaming Facility Location Board  are Paul Francis, Dennis E. Glazer, Stuart Rabinowitz and William C. Thompson, Jr.


Antonacci Says Comptroller Should Refuse to Endorse Moreland Check

From the Antonaci for Comptroller Camp



Why is she Still on Public Payroll 4 Months after Scandal-Scarred Panel Closed up Shop?




New York State Comptroller Candidate Bob Antonacci today called on Albany incumbent Tom DiNapoli to refuse to endorse the state-issued checks Moreland Commission Executive Director Regina Calcaterra is still receiving more than four months after the scandal-scarred panel closed up shop. 




"Every two weeks, the Executive Director of the now-defunct Moreland Commission receives a check for nearly seven thousand dollars courtesy of state taxpayers for work she is no longer doing.  The Governor should either show her the door or Mr. DiNapoli should refuse payment on those checks.  It's an insult to hardworking taxpayers that she continues to be paid," Antonacci said.    

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Third Ward Coup Averted

While all eyes are focused on the press release happy progressive push to get Peg Walsh on two judicial benches simultaneously, a rather quiet feud continued to brew over in the third where County Ledger Mert Simpson and his nutcase wife, Joyce Love, were, along with the rest of their slate, kicked off the ballot for the Democratic Committee in Albany County.

Apparently, Mert and Joyce haven’t learned any political lessons along the way. Together they filed petitions for the Third Ward’s 8th, 1st, 7th and 6th Election Districts. That’s eight seats on a County which, I’m told, has 16 seats! (I tried to look that up but heaven help the person who wants to know anything about Democratic Party specifics.)

So, James Bouldin Jr. and Alfred Leigh were booted off the ballot by Lasone Garland Bryan who noted, and it was confirmed by the Board of Elections, that one of the two sheets of 19 signatures was turned in without a total…this is a no-no. Mr. Bouldin himself made this error to get both he and Leigh removed from the ballot.

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APD Report Motorcycle Fatality

From the APD: Albany Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on the Quay Street ramp to Broadway.

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of Centre Street and Water Street for an unconscious individual. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious, unresponsive 36 year old male. Officers then located an unoccupied motorcycle on the ramp above that had clearly been involved in an accident.

Preliminarily, it appears that while traveling the wrong way on the ramp from Quay Street to Broadway, the victim lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected off of the ramp onto the street below. Albany Police Accident Reconstruction Specialists were called to the scene to reconstruct the accident. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending family notifications, was pronounced deceased.

Fisher Comments on Congressman Tonko's Driving


Statement by NY20 Congressional District Candidate, Jim Fischer (R/C - Ballston) on Tonko's erratic driving caught on camera

Ballston, NY - While all of us,at times, exceed the posted speed limits, the recent video showing Congressman Paul Tonko reportedly driving 93 miles per hour on the New York State Thruway, weaving through traffic, tailgating and hitting the "rumble strip" on the shoulder multiple times, indicates a profound lack of judgment and concern for the safety of other motorists and their passengers, while raising serious questions as to whether he feels he is subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

While the Congressman acknowledges the incident, we demand answers as to why he felt he had the right to drive so unsafely, erratically and break the law.  

This incident, combined with "The New York Times" article about Governor Cuomo's alleged corruption of "The Moreland Commission", is a double dose of abuse of power by elected officials who seem to think they are a law unto themselves.

This is exactly the kind of arrogant behavior that breeds cynicism in voters and undermines any belief that there is integrity in government. The voters of the Capital Region deserve better than this type of behavior from those whom we have put into positions of power. An acknowledgment and apology is simply not enough. We deserve an explanation for this extremely dangerous and potentially deadly act on the Congressman's part.

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