Montaukett Nation clears Senate hurdle

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The state Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that would create a pathway for the Montaukett Indian Nation to become a state-recognized tribe. The Senate approved the measure, 62-0, without debate.

 The Assembly passed the measure last week, meaning it will now go to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for signature or veto.

 Via Newsday's Mark Harrington, here's more background on the issue.

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