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New York governor lobbied on Catskills off-reservation casino



New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is being urged to back an off-reservation casino for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin.

The tribe wants to build a casino in the Catskills, an area about 90 minutes north of New York City. Supports want Cuomo to send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the plan.

The Bush administration rejected the casino but the Obama administration has rescinded a "guidance memo" that made it nearly impossible for tribes to acquire land away from existing reservations.

Get the Story:
Catskills gaming topic of session with local officials and Cuomo staffers (Mid-Hudson News Network 7/13)

Bush Administration Off-Reservation Gaming Policy:
Guidance on taking off-reservation land into trust for gaming purposes (January 3, 2008)

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Tribes hopeful with reversal on off-reservation gaming policy (6/15)
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