By Tom Precious
ALBANY – The major pro-casino group pushing for passage of Nov. 5 Proposal One has topped the $3 million mark for raising money from labor and casino interests.
Two new disclosures showing up today on the state election board’s web site reveal New York Jobs Now received $200,000 from UNITE HERE, which represents unionized workers at casinos, hotels and food establishments, and $50,000 from Georgia-based Scientific Games, a supplier of lottery and gambling devices and technology.
That brings the total amount raised by the group the past few weeks to $3.1 million to help pay for consultants, mailings and television commercials. The main anti-casino group has not created a political action committee to spend any money on ads.
The board of elections is open a few more hours, so the $3.1 million is likely to change - upward - in the afternoon. New York Jobs Now is being run out of the Business Council of New York State, with advice from advisors to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who proposed the casino expansion.
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