Cuomo, NY leaders reach deal on casinos

Cuomo, NY leaders reach deal on casinos

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By MICHAEL GORMLEY

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A senior administration official says Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have struck a deal to authorize four upstate casinos and to allow votes on 10 separate women's rights bills including an abortion proposal that appeared to be blocked in the Senate.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.

Legislative officials immediately disputed some of the agreement setting up a potentially rocky end to the legislative session this week.

The Assembly's Democratic majority says the chamber still plans to vote and approve all 10 items as a single bill.

A Senate Republican official late Tuesday night said there was no commitment to bring the abortion bill to the floor.

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