Seneca Nation sues over Thruway access

Apr 12, 2018
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Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New York State, claiming in a lawsuit that New York State Thruway access across the Seneca Nation land was  was never properly approved.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates almost met Tuesday to talk about casino revenues.

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Niagara Falls officials are cutting back on spending, as the potential end to revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino looms. The first casualty is summer road paving.

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Common Council member Michael LoCurto is spearheading an effort to receive contractually mandated reports regarding the Buffalo Creek Casino.

The Seneca planned development has been scaled down, but LoCurto and Fillmore representative David Franczyk are raising concerns that the Senecas have not met their contractual reporting obligations concerning the project.

Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter claims that he is willing to meet with lawmakers to discuss the matter.