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Young Says Casino Decision Up To Gov. Cuomo, Public Vote

May 11, 2013

The decision to put non-Indian casinos in Western New York will be decided by the Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the public. That is how state Sen....

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May-19-13 9:32 AM

Cuomo the bully will now change the rules via the legislature -- how about reporting the abuses from illegal casinos??

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May-11-13 4:04 PM

Oddly enough Renaldo, I posed these exact concerns to the author of the very recent article appearing in a large regional paper about Cuomo's latest tirade of just several days ago. His initial response to me was more or less along the lines of "And just who do you think you are to question?". I immediately got back to him ,explaining that I wasn't accusing him specifically of any malfeasance, but rather the entire press corp. He apparently calmed down some then and subsequently responded back that I had made some good points, and that there was apparently some collaboration underway to better bring these issues to public light if there isn't the negotiated settlement achieved within the next few weeks which the governor is insisting upon. I guess we'll have to wait and see what comes of it.

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May-11-13 1:45 PM

Amen KCW, that is the most astounding part of this whole ordeal to me. In all these years since NYS violated the compact I've not observed 1 single case of any in the media questioning NYS on their violation, specifically asking what is NYS's stance, justification, explanation... nothing! Absolutely incredible, pathetic, and disappointing to me. I must be out of touch with today's standards and workings in journalism.

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May-11-13 12:23 PM

Renaldo makes an interesting observation as to journalists not asking seemingly relevant questions. They just sit there at these press conferences where state officials make misleading, if not slanderous, remarks about the Senecas position. I wait for just one of them to say, "But governor, you seen to be completely disregarding the Nation's rights under Section XYZ of the Compact. Did, or did not, the state agree to these terms when it signed the agreement?". Are these so called "journalists" afraid of the governor? Too lazy to bother reading the terms of the Compact themselves?Wouldn't you assume that they would have done their "homework" or "due diligence" on the subject at some point before now?

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May-11-13 10:52 AM

It would appear that the state has about as much bona fide negotiating power in this matter, as a well hooked fish does with the guy on the other end of the line.

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May-11-13 10:43 AM

simple kc as the Washington capital leaders Cuomo lies

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May-11-13 9:00 AM

kcw007 contin: If the Senecas have violated the Compact, as Cuomo alleges, why has the State failed to file for a material breach?

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May-11-13 8:55 AM

Cuomo complains that the Senecas won't negotiate this exclusivity dispute in a manner viewed as favorable to the State. Well fine then, under the terms of the compact the State is free to file notice of impasse and move the matter over to the arbitration panel for its exclusive & binding determination. The thing of it is, Andy DOESN'T want that to happen as he knows that the State will likely lose big time if the matter is left to the arbitrators! So what does he do? He starts a public relations war, demanding that the Senecas buckle under or he will, completely outside of the terms of the Compact, simply declare the Compact null & void, thus extinguishing the Senecas gambling rights altogether. Note that the State DOES have the right to file for a "material breach" against the Senecas for any violation of the Compact on their part, but to date there as been no such filing by the State. If the Senecas have violated the Compact, as Cuomo alleges, why has the State fa

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May-11-13 8:46 AM

Get used to him because the liberals of this country will elect him our next president.

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May-11-13 8:45 AM

Prince Cuomo is fast turning into the worst governor this state has ever seen. Correction, he IS the worst.

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May-11-13 7:34 AM

How about Adolf Cuomo giving our gun rights back since he is determined to leave us defenseless with his idiot ideas. This socialist needs voted out!!!

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May-11-13 7:19 AM

I hate everything about this... dislike casinos, especially gov or Indian casinos. And if another non-Indian casino is located within the existing exclusive area given to the Senecas (there are already some in the finger lakes, but NYS pretends they don't exist and no journalists will question any NYS officials on this), things will go from from real bad to worse with relations between SNI and NYS and the consequences will continue to be passed on to the current Indian-casino communities, Salamanca, NF, and Buffalo.

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