Del Lago Bailout Out of the Question

A statement by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch
March 27, 2018

“If this wasn’t such a serious matter, I would’ve thought this was an early April Fool’s Day joke. Asking hardworking families to bail out a casino would be absolutely unacceptable. We were told these gaming facilities would be an economic stimulus for the state. We were told they would generate tax revenue, not cannibalize it. The paint on this place isn’t even dry, and they want a bailout? It’s absurd.

“Allegedly, this casino was going to promote economic development and tourism in the Finger Lakes. You know what’s really important for tourism in the Finger Lakes? Clean water. Allocating one dime to this casino before we’ve fully funded a comprehensive effort to eradicate harmful algal blooms would be governmental malpractice. Bailing them out would be putting special interests before public safety and public health.”