Niagara Gazette

Local News

January 11, 2013

Cuomo's casino comments welcomed


Niagara Gazette —

City Council Chairman Glenn Choolokian said he is also encouraged by the governor's comments.

"I'm definitely for anything that's going to move this dispute along in a speedy fashion," Choolokian said.

But, Choolokian said, he's still worried that the city's needs will come second to those of the Seneca Nation and the state despite the city being the entity that gave up the most under the terms of the current gaming compact.

"Hopefully, Niagara Falls can receive its funds and we can move forward," Choolokian said.

Gaming expansion in New York is not a done deal. State lawmakers approved first passage of a measure that would allow up to seven new casinos in the state. Second passage is required before the measure can be voted on by the public in a referendum. State officials have suggested that the process is on course to have the measure presented to voters this November. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results