Oneida County http://wamc.org en Gov. Cuomo Touts Agreement With Oneidas http://wamc.org/post/gov-cuomo-touts-agreement-oneidas <p>The Oneida Indians have made their first payment of $11 million under a deal with New York state that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino. A federal judge last week approved the deal reached with the Cuomo administration last May. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today the payment was made to Madison County and more money is forthcoming. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:24:29 +0000 Jessica Marshall 85590 at http://wamc.org Gov. Cuomo Touts Agreement With Oneidas Flood Victims Look To Government For Assistance http://wamc.org/post/flood-victims-look-government-assistance <p>The waiting list for federal funds to help homeowners and businesses rebuild in the wake of flooding across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley is growing.<br><br>The flash flooding brought on by the heavy rains of June 27 and 28 devastated many communities across Central New York. Residents in many flooded communities along the Mohawk River are waiting for help - looking to Albany and Washington for assistance in cleanup and rebuilding.<br> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:35:39 +0000 Dave Lucas 68809 at http://wamc.org Flood Victims Look To Government For Assistance County Lawmakers OK Oneida Indian Deal http://wamc.org/post/county-lawmakers-ok-oneida-indian-deal <p></p><p></p><p>New York Legislators in Oneida County have approved a state-brokered agreement with the Oneida Indians involving land claims and gambling rights.</p><p>Members of the Oneida County Board of Legislators on Tuesday voted 16 to 13 to approve the broad agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:05:10 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65794 at http://wamc.org County Lawmakers OK Oneida Indian Deal State And Oneidas End Long-Standing Dispute http://wamc.org/post/state-and-oneidas-end-long-standing-dispute-0 <p>ALBANY – New York State, Oneida Nation of Indians, Oneida and Madison counties have signed an agreement settling several long-standing disputes.&nbsp; The agreement would grant the Oneida Nation exclusive rights to casino gaming in Central New York in exchange for sharing a portion of gaming revenues with the state and local governments.</p><p>Under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for legalized gaming, three casinos would initially be approved, which was going to be carved into six regions.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:53:57 +0000 Hank Gross 64910 at http://wamc.org State And Oneidas End Long-Standing Dispute FAA Tower Closures Include Two in New York http://wamc.org/post/faa-tower-closures-include-two-new-york <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has decided which federal contract air-traffic control towers will close. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the closures come because of required cuts under sequestration.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA decided that 149 federal contract towers will close beginning April 7 as part of the agency’s sequestration implementation plan. The number is 40 fewer than initially thought, and does not include control towers that are federally staffed.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:11:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 60625 at http://wamc.org FAA Tower Closures Include Two in New York Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente http://wamc.org/post/oneida-county-executive-anthony-picente <p>Last week, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, asked the County Board of Legislators to adopt a countywide ban on the compounds used in a new breed of drugs commonly known as &quot;bath salts.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp; The move comes as law makers and law enforcement &ndash; on the local, state and federal level - struggle to find ways to fight the rapid rise of synthetic drugs. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente spoke with WAMC&#39;s Ray Graf.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Ray Graf 44298 at http://wamc.org