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New York Governor's Jobs Package Expected to Support Legalizing Casino Gambling

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new jobs package will likely recommend legalizing casino gambling in New York to create jobs and bolster the state's coffers, reported The Daily News.

The governor is not expected to indicate where he would like the casinos to operate within the state. His new plan will request for the Legislature to approve the jobs package in order to put the proposal to public vote in 2013. "It’s one of the pillars of his economic plan," an administration source told The Daily News.

Cuomo's new economic program will include incentives for job creation, aides told the newspaper. "I want people to have good jobs," Cuomo said. "I want the unemployed New Yorkers to have jobs. I want local governments to have revenue."

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