Nassau has one state Senator in the Democratic majoriy, Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington). Here is his reaction, through his spokesman, to County Executive Ed Mangano's proposal for a Shinnecock casino in Uniondale:
“The Belmont Park Race Track has the infrastructure to handle the Belmont Stakes, surrounding residents that are clamoring for economic development at the track, and history that better fits the type of gaming establishment that the Shinnecocks are seeking to build. I appreciate the County Executive's efforts to keep Nassau competitive during this process, but – subject to an agreement that has community support – I believe that Belmont would be the better location.”
By Dan Janison
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