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Cuomo's Job Plan Proposes More Gaming


Albany, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo's jobs plan proposes to expand gaming, which could mean a Catskills casino, a new infrastructure repair fund, more tax credits for job growth and a job-training program. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The proposal released over the weekend to The Associated Press is Cuomo's response to an unexpected $350 million deficit this year and a projected $3.5 billion deficit in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Cuomo recommends reforming the tax code to make it "fair" and to promote economic growth.

The Democrat led the Legislature to address a $10 billion deficit in April with a budget that cut spending.

His jobs plan could be presented in a special session of the Legislature to be held as early as this week, or could be a centerpiece of his second year in office.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.

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