NYT February 8, 2011: Tribe’s Plan for Catskill Casino, Backed by Paterson, Faces Rejection in Washington

Tribe’s Plan for Catskill Casino, Backed by Paterson, Faces Rejection in Washington

A proposed Native American casino on 333 acres in the Catskills is likely to be rejected by federal authorities next week, only three months after Gov. David A. Paterson approved the $560 million project in the waning days of his administration.

The former governor signed agreements with the Stockbridge-Munsees, a tribe based in Wisconsin with roots in New York, in November to permit a Las Vegas-style casino near Monticello, about 90 miles from New York City, and to settle the tribe’s land claim to 23,000 acres in upstate Madison County.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/nyregion/09casino.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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