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Supervisors debate asking governor to close Seneca Nation casinos

It may be more symbolic than realistic, but the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion Tuesday calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close the Seneca Indian Nation casinos in western New York.

The motion also would required the state to provide each county with the revenue it would otherwise receive if the Senecas had made payments to the state under a 2013 law.

The motion comes before the full board after being approved by the board’s Indian Affairs Committee Sept. 22.

Committee Chairman Bob Hayssen, R-Varick, is sponsor of the motion.

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