STATEMENT: Senator Ortt on Senecas and Casino Funding

Antoinette DelBel

August 22, 2017

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) today issued the following statement: 

“My primary concern has been - and remains - a timely resolution to restore critical funding for our schools, hospitals, and law enforcement with a focus on economic development. By canceling the scheduled meeting with the Seneca President and openly floating the idea of placing a new casino in Niagara Falls, the Governor is needlessly escalating this dispute and moving away from helping local stakeholders. Whether it’s a sit down meeting or arbitration, action is long overdue and we need true leadership - not posturing.”