$135B NY Budget Deal Delays Casino Expansion Battle

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Despite resolving heated debates over tax cuts and a minimum wage hike, a $135 billion budget deal hashed out by New York State lawmakers was silent on the issue of expanding casino gaming and left legislative fireworks over where gamblers will be able to play poker and craps for later in the spring.

Lawmakers will likely vote over the weekend to formally approve budget bills that include a $300 million tax cut for businesses and $350 million in rebates for middle-class New York families as well...
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