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Oct. 17, 2013: Gambling, AARP, Jim Tallon

Michael Treanor, an investor in a proposed Catskills-area casino told the Buffalo News when asked about the casino gambling amendment, “There seems to be an inevitability about the passage of it. We’re just not seeing any opposition.” At least not judicial opposition. Treanor joins us along with the AFL-CIO’s Mario Cilento to discuss Wednesday’s court ruling throwing out a lawsuit against the language used on the November ballot, as well as their support for new casinos in upstate New York.

With the other side of the issue, we turn to Russ Haven of NYPIRG.

The government hasn’t shut down – this time – but the same fight will come around again in January. Shaun Flynn of AARP discusses how a future government shutdown coupled with the nation hitting its debt ceiling “equals a perfect storm…that could hold dire implications for older New Yorkers.”

Regent Jim Tallon weighs in on the public’s frustration regarding testing, the Common Core and teacher evaluations.

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