Bill de Blasio supports Cuomo's casino ballot proposal

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Earlier this week, Bill de Blasio was all alone among the considered New York City mayoral candidates in not taking a position on the statewide casino referendum that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is pushing, as Newsday noted on Wednesday.

While de Blasio said he was still “studying” the issue, Republican Joe Lhota and Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion said “yes” and ad hoc Jobs and Education candidate Jack Hidary was a “no.”

Today, de Blasio is on board with the governor. We’ve received this short statement from the city public advocate:

“The casino referendum is a win-win for New York. Our neighbors upstate will benefit from the jobs created, and New York City will receive new revenue to support education. It’s good for the city and the state, and I join with labor and business in supporting this measure.”

Guess study time was over.
 

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