New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to build the world's largest convention center hotel at a New York City racetrack as part of his push to expand gambling in a bid for more state tax revenue and jobs.
During his second State of the State address, the first-term Democrat proposed a nearly 4 million-square foot convention center with 3,000 hotel rooms located at the Aqueduct Racetrack.
Cuomo says it's appropriate for his state to the have the biggest facility because New York is the "No. 1 state."
He's also calling for a rebuilding project to replace 100 bridges and repair 2,000 miles of roads.
Cuomo, who is already mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is also seeking voluntary public financing of political campaigns and a cut in the amount of top donations.