We've all been on pins and needles awaiting what we've been told is an imminent announcement on the Big A. But State Senator Joseph Addabbo, who represents the district, told the Times Union's Jim Odato that he was he was unsure if a deal will be announced any time soon because some key Senate leaders are traveling to China on Friday. An important trip I'm sure using taxpayer dollars.
Odato also reports that Steve Wynn has reached an accord with a key hotel union, thus providing a big boost for his chances. SL Green/Hard Rock, Aqueduct Entertainment, and Delaware North also have such agreements. It's also clear that the situation remains fluid even as a decision nears.
The senator noted that Wynn still lacks a minority enterprise component of his bid team, and can't erect a racino as swiftly as the other five bidders.
"They were trying to rectify both things as we speak," said Addabbo.