Cuomo Suggests Move On NYRA


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is clearly not pleased with the latest betting scandal at the New York Racing Association, suggesting today that fixes to the troubled authority might be part of his short list of legislative goals before the Legislature adjourns in June.

NYRA President and CEO Charlie Hayward and Patrick Kehoe, senior vice president and general counsel, were placed on unpaid leave Monday after a Racing and Wagering Board report detailed their knowledge of incorrect payouts to winners over a 15-month period.

The troubles at NYRA come as Cuomo is looking to consolidate the entities that oversee gambling in the state, such as the Lottery Division, the Racing and Wagering Board and NYRA.

The NYRA woes — the latest in the string of fiscal problems — may offer him an early opening to put all the gambling entities under one authority. The state Legislature last month passed the first of two constitutional amendments to legalize casino gambling in the state.

“A recent issue that came up is more problems at NYRA,” Cuomo said on the Capitol Pressroom radio show. “There’s been a seemingly non-ending series of issues with NYRA; horse deaths recently that’s being probed and now some financial irregularities. So that’s probably the short list.”

The other items on the short list: Campaign finance reform, minimum wage and whether to make teacher evaluations public, Cuomo said.


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  1. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Yes! Sure . . . [ Legislative Short List!]; After all; its all comes down to beting right? We are all right from the Honorable Govonor of The State of New York upto the [so-called 99%] without shame to call “The Armed Forces of The United States of America the remaining 1% as COVERSTORY OF A [now] Purchased TIME MAGAZINE by the “dual passport holders” of the TOP LIST COUNTRY THAT STEALS THE US INTELLEGENCE SECRETS; [ Additional Note on THE NEW DIMENSIONS OF INTELLEGENCE: Here! Let me ask “these Pundits” Who is going to do a COVERSTORY IN THEIR MAGAZINES LIKE TIME/NEWSWEEK or for that [matter] any NEWSPAPER that is on This Republic’s Soil abusing/ or using the FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS of ” . . . the Role of The Press [ WITH EXCPTION OF The Hamilton News-Letter] the “so-called Newspapers and the Media which is constantly engaged in bluring AND OBSCURING Our Country, It’s History and Core Fundamental Values of The Constitution of The United States and Its Original Intent. Who is [really] going to [specially the ACLU AND SIMILALR PHILOSOPHICAL Individuals [who on one hand have no clue of The “intent of the Framers of The Constitution” and on the other hand constantly engaged in rediculing anyone who “talks as reminding the Inhabitants of America” about its “hisotory and the actual LEGAL FRAMEWORKS . . ” ARE AT THE “forefront” of “change” that “they wanted” and later “the change they belive in.!” –

    WHEREAS [ Before the Alter of Lord Almight] its ok! to ask for “change” as long as that change does not become an “illegitimate” cry of “changing” the ligitimacy of “Rule of Law, The History of The United States, and Its Fundamental PRinciples of Governance” as also Prayred in ON THE FIRST DAY of establishment of THIS CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC” in an “Earnest Prayer” the the Founding Father, The Commander-in-Chief of The Continental Army of The United States General George Washington called for as an example . . . the Prayer is as “Valid” as it was said in every breath of “An American” .

    I regret that I don’t find that in the Personality of The NY State Govornor of many who are the very cause of that has bought OUR AMERICAN NATION to this state-of-affairs; as past one,two, three or 10 decades! Did We The People got the [now-known as European Union] liberated and this is what we are going to be getting in the 21st Century as a “Thank You?”.

    We are a Nation and not someone’s or anyone’s betting or a Private Purpose; A Private Purpose to “Pick and Choose” when to “Use America/Nation” at “Occassional Convienences” to deem fit. That is not right! Why one does it? They may be “Who Knows Who” ; but what surprises me is the FACT that “Who were [in Any Administrations in The Excutive Branch of Our Government] had “accepted and signed the TREATIES [ in my objective opinion: the CLAUSES in the TREATIES THAT WERE SIGNED by the UNITED STATES Particularly “FOR THE COMMON CLAUSES” where the “Soverienity of America” has also been apeased/compromised. That [in my OPINION] is a direct “encorachment” on Our National Interest! – May be [ The Federal Intellegence like to read those Treaties] and OPEN A NEW DESK in “The Counter Intellegence Divion or CID]; I as an American [really wonder] on this oversite! – But; WHAT EXACTLY THE MEDIA is highlighting is the FACT ” . . .as the individuals in bulk are selling themslves of addiction” . . . .[and its maintainance] ; this is a VERY SERIOUS MATTER;

    In closing: What does “America and It’s National Interest Expects” . . .Here is [just a small analysis] ANYONE who “DOES NOT HAVE SELF-RESPECT [and if one can sell themselves and their body; irrespective DO YOU THINK will have any RESPECT FOR THE COUNTRY, its NATIONAL INTEREST AND SECURITY OR ITS CONSTITUTION?

    You are not kidding! [BASED ON FACTS/ WHAT ON THE GROUND] The New Dimensions of Intelligence must take note that when ‘a majority of individuals engaged in making a living for addiction etc; sell themselves regularly . . . .WHEREAS Mrs. Poly Baker is just accused and blamed, if she was dancing so that her Children have a Perfect Smile someday. And, what are many doing “expecting or imposing their filth on GOD FEARING AMERICANs almost damading “respect” but ask yourselves, if that isa [really] respectful!

    This is very dangerous turn of the 21st Century America. What will that “French Nobleman” write; had he lived and was writing tonight . . . . ! Think about it!

    The Pet Sentence is “Occupy Wall Street” and “towns accross the Country” and every seen “Who exactly are the ones Walking the Lines? . . .Next time watch the news!”

    Just look at them [PARTICULARLY] the ones who are “leading” these events in a FREE COUNTRY WITH A CONSTITUTION; They say something; but if A FACT FINd IS CONDUCTED UPON THEM . . . Please don’t be surprised that what you find [in short actually thay are “PROTESTING” TO BE IN THE END “what they are protesting! . . . .AND [IF YOU WILL ASK THEM WHY] . . .”they will brush you off and say “I don’t want to talk about it!”

    With very good wishes! Remember! {Ladies and Ladies} We are a FREE COUNTRY; but bound by The Constitution of The United States of America! Nothing wrong to enjoy and “almost demand” your Country of Origin under the disguise of “Multicultual America!

    But! please . . . . . . . . Again! FYI We are a Country not “a short leislative agenda of betting! and Money Transfers to Cuba etc!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller
    Writer of “The New Dimensions of Intellegence – By Habib Hasan [ did publish yet due to lack of funding! May be some day I can also get 1Million Dollars Grant like the “Republicans” gave to the “School Districts of their Constitunces!” And How fine we are . . .If I go and ask them “Why? What is this all about? ” . . . . I am positive they will say ” . . . but, this is How it has been; that’s politics? May be let’s check the BANK ACCOUNTS OF ALL MY DAUGHTERS! [ Joke!] but I havenever been a “Senator in Rockland County!” [Another Joke!] Hope the Clerks enjoy it! . . . .When is the next Award Giving Party in Spring Valley! You don’t know right . . . but I know! . . . It’s amazing! But its [not ok] but This is United States of America not Rome! Neither Vagas!

    With Highest Regards to . . . .

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    What! . . . An “awards giving party in Spring Valley? Wow! Why was the Party held and How much “discreation money was spent; given to whom and why? Was it a Private Affair or wHY WAS not announed Publicly? Who were the givers and recivers of money? May be that’s how one can afford a “Coffee” on Saturdays in Nyack Starbucks! After all; How are you making a living! Is that honest? Well [apparently] doesn’t seem like it!

    LAST OBESERVATION: Why did someone give 2 ads in a Local Newspaper? – Any idea; and had told me that “he is not interested! . . . . ] so that BILLBOARD was hypocrisy right?

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller