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Seneca Co. Chairman Reacts to Cayuga Nation’s Lawsuit Against NY

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Just days after it was announced Seneca County and the Cayuga Nation had reached an agreement to normalize formal relations, the Nation filed a lawsuit against New York State for what it claims is the Thruway’s incursion through its land. Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Enslow said he wasn’t sure, what impact, if any, the lawsuit would have on their just-announced efforts.

 

Enslow told our Ted Baker on Wednesday morning’s “FLX Morning” on Finger Lakes News Radio that he had a sit-down meeting with the Nation’s federally recognized leader Clint Halftown last week.

 

The suit, filed in Federal District Court, seeks to compel the State to obtain federal approval of the Thruway right-of-way, pay the Nation compensation, and turn over to the Nation the proceeds of tolls collected for use of the Thruway through the Reservation.

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