Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Senator Addabbo and Assemblymember Miller Aqueduct-Genting Selection Statement...

Senator Addabbo's Aqueduct- Genting Selection Statement
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder: “Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC, means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.” According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community.
“For the sake of my people, I look forward to working with Genting and the community as we move forward with building Queens’ newest tourist attraction that will provide 1,300 construction and post-construction jobs, financial benefits to the state, and long-term benefits to my constituents. I will also continue to stress those issues that need to be addressed by Genting, particularly traffic patterns and public safety.”

New York State Assembly Member Michael G. Miller’s Genting Selection Statement
New York State Assembly Member Michael G. Miller, who serves on the Assembly’s Racing Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder:
“This has been years in the making and could not have come at a better time. Selecting a bidder for Aqueduct is an important step towards alleviating our high unemployment rate and our shortfall in state revenue. To ensure utmost accountability, Genting needs to make good on its promise to be an exemplary neighbor to Queens’ families and to conduct its business operations to the highest standards possible.”

“I feel that Genting will prove to be a good choice because they are responsive to community concerns. They will make efforts to hire locally, and will cover their own security.”