Column: Trace campaign cash to Agua Calientes (November 1, 2004)

"Why would the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, an antitax organization, endorse the Indian gambling measure, Proposition 70? Why is an ex-wrestler who used to be governor of Minnesota taking sides on the same issue? Duh! Can you spell "m-o-n-e-y"? Bankrolled...

Tribe makes last pitch for gaming initiative (November 1, 2004)

The Agua Band of Cahuilla Indians is winding down its campaign for Proposition 70, an initiative to allow tribes to operate more than 2,000 slot machines in exchange for sharing revenues with the state. The tribe sponsored Prop. 70 in...

California tribe sues for more slot machines (November 1, 2004)

The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians is suing the state of California to obtain licenses for more slot machines. Compacts signed by California tribes limit each to 2,000 machines. But there is a dispute over the total number of...

Editorial: Governor goes too far with casino tax (November 1, 2004)

"[Minnesota Gov.] Pawlenty insists that what he seeks from the tribes is a "fair share." But if fairness means treatment on par with other businesses in the state, the governor's demand is way off the mark. He seeks $350 million...

Column: Big Tim Pawlenty now the Big Indian Fighter (November 1, 2004)

"[Minnesota Gov. Tim] Pawlenty has become Big Tim, Indian Fighter. It's an old ploy in American politics. And a reprehensible one. It's even beneath the standards of his predecessor, Jesse Ventura. Jesse's old movie pal, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is...