Sen. Gillibrand presses for casinos

BETHEL — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told local business and community leaders on Friday that she supports the creation of Indian-run casinos in Sullivan County and said she has asked Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to reverse a decision handed down by the Bush administration that such casinos be forbidden on off-reservation land.

“They serve as an economic generator for a region,” said Gillibrand, D-N.Y. “I have seen this work very productively in other parts of the state.”

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