Cuomo and NY legislative leaders reach NYRA deal
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached agreement late Saturday on a bill for a temporary state government takeover of the association that runs the state’s three thoroughbred tracks.
A governor’s program bill introduced late Saturday night calls for the creation of a 17-member board to take over oversight of the racing industry from the New York Racing Association for up to three years.
Under the bill, Cuomo will appoint eight members, including the board chairman. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will have two appointments each. NYRA will have five appointments.