Editorial: Governor right to veto tribal gaming (June 8, 2005)

"A gambling scheme for northern Maine narrowly passed the Senate last week, but yesterday Gov. John Baldacci was poised to veto it. Lobbying on both sides has been intense, but after an almost two-hour meeting at the governor's residence Tuesday,...

Maine governor firm on veto of tribal slots bill (June 8, 2005)

Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) met with Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal leaders for two hours on Tuesday but didn't change his mind about a tribal slot machine bill. Baldacci still plans to veto the measure. It would allow the Passamaquoddy...

Eastern Cherokees tout benefits of table games (June 8, 2005)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians says the addition of Class III table games at its casino will create up to 2,100 jobs and draw more tourists to the region. The benefits are outlined in documents sent to North Carolina...

Republicans: Tribes lack credibility on gaming (June 8, 2005)

"But with all due respect to the tribal governments that operate Minnesota's 18 casinos, their anti-expansion arguments are getting a little stale. Since federal law authorized tribal casinos in 1988, gambling in Minnesota has expanded far beyond anyone's expectations for...

Winnebago Tribe announces expansion of casino (June 8, 2005)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska plans to break ground this Friday on an expansion of its Class II facility in Emerson. The tribe opened the Iron Horse Bar and Casino in July 2004. The expansion will add 50 Class II...

State wants $30M payment from Ho-Chunk Nation (June 8, 2005)

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) is negotiating with the Ho-Chunk Nation over a $30 million payment the state says it is owed. The tribe hasn't made the payment because it says it isn't offering the Class III games authorized by...

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