This is NOT Cuomo’s money, it didn’t come out of his wallet, it didn’t come from the general fund, it isn’t a return of the excessive taxes we all have paid, this money came from the Casinos and should have been a yearly payment to the host communities.If it wasn’t for the state and Cuomo screwing with the Casinos by violating the compact the flow of cash would have continued. ALL this is is another photo op for the Prince and attempt to show the people in WNY that he really does care for us. I really get sick of the pandering from this thug, punk governor. ~Rus
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After a four year dispute between the Senecas and the state, Governor Cuomo and Seneca President Barry Snyder have presented checks to the three casino host cities.
The two started in Niagara Falls, which got the lion’s share of $89 million. “By working together and both sides coming to the table in the spirit of collaboration and respect, the State and Seneca Nation of Indians were able to end years of dispute and reach an agreement that is a major victory for all parties involved,” Governor Cuomo said. “Today we are delivering a much needed payment to the City of Niagara Falls, restoring funding that will be a critical help to the local community. This agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter between the Seneca Nation of Indians, the City of Niagara Falls, and New York State, built on trust and mutual respect and I thank President Snyder for his partnership.”