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Leaders "close" to sorting out casino proposal

   Officials are “very close” to sorting out details of a proposal to site Las Vegas-style casinos but still have no agreements, legislative leaders said after emerging from a 90-minute closed-door meeting with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

  Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) said the possibility of allowing off-track betting parlors on Long Island install video slot machines is still “in the mix,” even though Cuomo’s gambling proposal focuses on casinos upstate.

 Here's a link to more on the casino debate.

 Separately, Skelos said leaders haven't discussed a Cuomo- and Democrat-backed idea to publicly finance political campaigns "in a while."

Tags: Andrew Cuomo , Dean Skelos

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