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Unions bankroll pro-casino PAC

More special interests are pouring money into a push for a “yes” vote on the statewide casino referendum. This time, it’s unions.

Just days ago, the New York State Laborers deposited $250,000 into a new political-action committee called “All in for Jobs Committee.” The committee has launched a website and radio ads.

Also last week, a committee backed by gambling interests and the New York State Business Council launched ads through a separate political-action committee called New York Jobs Now.

The proposal, backed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, asks voters whether they want to amend the state constitution to allow seven non-Indian-run casinos.
 

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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