A day after saying his office is reviewing the possibility of legalizing casino gambling in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there’s no set date for when that review may be complete.
Asked for a timetable following a news conference announcing 9/11 exhibits across the state, Cuomo said there was none.
“No. We’re reviewing it,” Cuomo said. “When we have an answer and we have an idea, then we’ll come forward.”
When asked if there would ever be a day when the city of Albany could have a casino, the governor didn’t take the bait.
“One step at a time,” Cuomo said. “We’re looking at the issue.”
The governor again was pressed on how much he knew about the Port Authority’s plans for a major toll hike on three Hudson River crossings between New York and New Jersey. Cuomo said there were general discussions with his office on the authority’s difficult financial situation, but nothing specific.
“I want to maximize my appointees on the (Port Authority) board and I want a comprehensive review of how we got here and why we need more money,” Cuomo said. “We need the answers, we have the questions, but we need the facts.”