“We need to weed out waste of money that could go to education,” Astorino said. “We have to make hard choices. Let the counties set their own limits.”
He said he has “no problem with casinos, but we’re over-saturated in the Northeast, and they’re all struggling. They will add jobs, but there are other problems they create.”
Astorino said his experiences working with a diverse population in Westchester County can also be applied when dealing with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on land-claims issues.
“One of the things we’re able to do is work on collaborations face-to-face, and I’d welcome that with the Indian nations.”