Editorial: Get a handle on spread of Indian gaming (March 23, 2005)

"The decision by the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to shelve plans for a Nevada-style casino at San Pablo -- temporarily at least -- gives federal and state lawmakers a chance to consider ways to slow or even halt the...

Governor won't negotiate deal with Jena Band (March 23, 2005)

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) says she won't negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. The tribe, recognized in 1995, wants to open a casino on land being acquired for an initial reservation. Tribal...

Sen. Voinovich vows defeat of off-reservation casinos (March 23, 2005)

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday he would work to defeat an Oklahoma tribe's plans for off-reservation casinos in Ohio. Voinovich, as governor and former mayor of Cleveland, fought against earlier efforts to expand gaming in the state. He...

Seminole Tribe notifies state of Class III compact (March 23, 2005)

The Seminole Tribe has joined the Miccosukee Tribe in seeking to negotiate a Class III compact with the state of Florida. The Seminole Tribe notified Gov. Jeb Bush (R) yesterday of its intent to negotiate. Bush has 180 days to...