State vote on casinos is a test of confidence as 'inevitability' looms large

Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, 9/15/2013

On the opposition side, voter education efforts are to begin this week with the release of a report by the nonpartisan Institute for American Values, a Manhattan-based group that has promoted everything from fathers' rights to the concept of thrift. While some casino opponents were hoping the group could help with money, its federal tax status prevents that. Instead, the institute is planning to provide research information to opponents to help them push against the referendum, said Jody Wood, public education campaign director for the group... "The main concern is that it will affect the most vulnerable persons of our community, the lower-income people and seniors who are big targets for casinos," Wood said.

Subjects: New York, Casinos, Gambling


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