Governor Cuomo released a bill to authorize three new gambling casinos in upstate New York, if the legislature agrees to his plan and overs approve it in the fall.
Governor Cuomo has been pushing the plan for upstate casinos as an economic development tool for several months now. The constitutional amendment needed, which has already received partial passage, calls for 7 casinos. Cuomo wants just three destination gambling centers for now.
Anti-cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York State that they say are target to children.
The products include chocolate, strawberry and, grape flavored cigars, which sell for under a dollar at common convenience stores. There are also, available on line, gummy bear and cookie dough flavored chewing tobacco and other related products. The Cancer Society’s Blair Horner says they aren’t candy, but are actual tobacco products aimed at kids and to get them used to using the addictive substance.