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Lawmakers back Seneca Nation in feud over gaming revenues

Lawmakers in New York are introducing a bill that would change how the Seneca Nation shares gaming revenues with the state.

The Class III gaming compact requires the tribe to share 25 percent of slot machine revenues with the state. Four lawmakers say the tribe should be able to send the money directly to affected communities.

"It's time that New York State respects you as a Sovereign Community, and a Nation," state Sen. Cathy Young (R) said at a press conference, WGRZ reported. "We need to cut out the bureaucracy and red tape."

Gov. David Paterson (D) has said he won't agree to the tribe's proposal.

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