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2010-12-08 15:27:00

LEWISTON, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after completing its inaugural season of play, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is already earning national recognition. The Robert Trent Jones II-designed par-72 championship layout was listed at number six on the list of Best New Courses in America by GOLF Magazine. Seneca Hickory Stick, which was developed by Seneca Gaming Corporation and opened for play on July 2, was the only course located in New York State and one of only...

2010-11-18 10:10:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Gaming Corporation today announced the successful refinancing of its $500 million 7-1/4% Senior Notes due May 2012 through a combination of a new $325 million senior note issuance and a new $225 million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds from the note issuance and $175 million of the $225 million credit facility will be used to purchase or reacquire the corporation's outstanding senior notes. The remaining $50 million of...

2010-09-01 14:34:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Appellate Court Justice Samuel Green today issued a stay regarding the August 30 State Supreme Court ruling in the "Day Wholesale v. State of New York" tobacco tax case. The Green ruling temporarily enjoins the State from collecting tobacco taxes from all Native American tobacco sellers within state boundaries. The ruling by the Rochester-based Fourth Department Appellate judge reinstates the injunction State Supreme Court...

2010-08-31 15:48:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, IRVING, N.Y., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Western District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara late today granted the Seneca Nation of Indians request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) which blocks New York State from initiating collection of taxes on Native American-sold tobacco products on Sept. 1. Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry E. Snyder Sr. declared Judge Richard Arcara's ruling a landmark victory in the Nation's long fight to protect its...

2010-08-30 17:39:00

SENECA NATION CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are disappointed State Supreme Court Justice Siwek did not keep the tax impositions injunction in place, however our legal efforts are far from over. We will be filing an expedited appeal motion with the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court and we remain hopeful Judge Arcara will grant our request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the separate Federal case. We will return to federal court tomorrow...

2010-08-26 13:37:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, Seneca Nation, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New York voters strongly support Indian treaties which prevent taxation of Native American-sold goods, according to a new Zogby International poll conducted on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians. The poll, conducted the week of August 23, 2010, found 68.4 percent of those surveyed think state and federal governments should honor Indian treaties - specifically the Treaty of 1842 - which bars state taxation of Seneca...

2010-08-20 15:59:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today sought federal court protection from New York State's plans to begin taxing sales of tobacco on the Nation's sovereign lands. In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of New York this afternoon, the Nation is asking the Court to issue an order restraining the State's taxing scheme which is scheduled to go into effect on Sept 1. "We had hoped to come to an...

2010-08-16 12:04:00

SENECA NATION CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians passed a Tribal Council Resolution on Saturday, August 14 condemning the recent derogatory and racial comments against the Nation and its membership. Sponsored by Tribal Councillor J.C. Seneca, the resolution demands that Mayor Bloomberg resign his post as Mayor of New York City, provides a formal written apology to the Seneca Nation and its members, asks New York State Governor David Paterson...

2010-08-10 14:40:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cattaraugus Territory Seneca nation of Indians -- "The Seneca Nation of Indians has learned that the New York State Department of Tax and Finance has taken the unprecedented steps of stopping and seizing a vehicle containing cigarettes that were being delivered from one Seneca Nation Territory to another Seneca Nation Territory. The seized product contained cigarettes that were legally stamped using the Nation's...

2010-06-11 16:35:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry E. Snyder Sr. today urged Governor Paterson to keep his promise to the Nation regarding rational dialogue on any and all proposals on taxing of Native American tobacco products. "In light of today's report, which calls for collection of sales tax on our products, we want to remind the governor of his pledge for an ongoing, rational dialogue on this critical issue," President Snyder said. "This,...


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