Contact Us

Lupardo, Lewis Disagree on Adding Casinos

Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Two Southern Tier state Assembly candidates differ on whether casino gambling should be expanded in New York.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, an Endwell Democrat, and Broome County legislator Julie Lewis, a Vestal Republican, discussed the issue Tuesday during a debate on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now program.

The state legislature this year approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear the way for more casinos in New York.

The measure still requires a second favorable vote from lawmakers before a statewide referendum would be scheduled.

Lupardo noted she voted for the measure last March. She acknowledged she has “some misgivings” about gambling behavior and abuses.

Lupardo said it would be important to have an aggressive program to help those who develop gambling problems.

Despite those concerns, she said she views adding casinos as probably the “way to go.”  Lupardo said New York has “missed the boat” as other states have allowed development of more casinos.

Lewis said she believes New York already has enough casinos. She said she doesn’t believe there’s a need to encourage and expand gambling in the state.

New York State Senate candidates Thomas Libous and John Orzel are scheduled to appear on Binghamton Now October 31 for a discussion of issues.

Best of 1290 WNBF

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.