Oneida County Legislator Chad Davis joined WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning to express his opposition to the pending agreement between the Oneida Indian Nation, New York State and Oneida and Madison Counties.

The discussion covered numerous aspects, including land into trust, future development, tax collection (sales, property and bed tax), past court cases and slot machine revenue.

  • Marbury vs Madison
  • Oneida County's $12.5 million would put the county no further ahead, Davis said, considering it would give up the bed tax, liquor tax and any past and future property taxes - which Davis argues Oneida County could see and is entitled to
  • Davis also said it would be Oneida County's responsibility to make the VVS school district whole on 7-9 million dollars in property taxes
  • The county would forfeit sovereignty and jurisdiction and the Oneida's would in turn deputize their police force
  • Commercial development - The land would be developed providing jobs, put local governments would loose out on any sales or property tax revenues. Davis said the land would be treated like a 'foreign nation' - meaning even US companies would be able to open shops and not remit taxes to local municipalities

Listen to the full interview from WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning: