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Seneca Nation demands $1M fee from state for highway project





The Seneca Nation said it will prevent the state of New York from repairing a highway on the reservation until a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance fee is paid.

The tribe's TERO fee is 3.5 percent. For the $28.5 million project, that will come to about $1 million.

"This state decision endangers the traveling public and probably kills the project for the 2012 season," President Robert Odawi Porter said, The Buffalo News reported.

If the state won't pay the fee, the tribe said it will take over the project. The Federal Highway Administration is providing 90 percent of the costs.

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