Editorial: Rein in 'runaway growth' of Indian gaming (April 5, 2005)

"The stunning expansion of Indian gaming across the nation will finally come under the federal microscope today when a Senate committee holds a hearing on a congressional loophole that could have allowed a huge casino to be built in San...

Witness list for hearing on off-reservation casino bill (April 5, 2005)

Today's hearing on S.113, a bill to make it harder for a California tribe to open an off-reservation casino in the Bay Area begins at 9:30am. The witness list is as follows: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), sponsor of S.113 Rep....

Wisconsin tribe may withhold $40.5M payment to state (April 5, 2005)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is considering withholding a $40.5 million compact payment to the state. The tribe promised the money under a compact signed with Gov. Jim Doyle (D). But a legal challenge from Republicans and racetracks has put...

State-tribal off-reservation casino bill blocked (April 5, 2005)

A bill to authorize a state-tribal casino in the Twin Cities was defeated by a Minnesota Senate committee on Monday but supporters and opponents say the fight is not over. The White Earth, Leech Lake and Red Lake bands of...

Another Ohio deal for off-reservation casino (April 5, 2005)

A fourth municipality in Ohio has signed a deal for an off-reservation casino with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The village of Lordstown agreed to a Class III facility by a 4-2 vote. The tribe envisions a $125 million...

California AG fought tribe, then took backers' money (April 5, 2005)

California attorney general Bill Lockyer took $25,000 from backers of a tribal casino he was trying to shut down, the Associated Press reports. Lockyer threatened to close the Dry Creek Rancheria's casino over safety violations at its casino under construction....