Bill seeks to expand gaming for Montana's tribes (February 13, 2007)

Rep. Joey Jayne, a Democrat who represents the Flathead Reservation, is sponsoring a bill that would authorize tribes to offer more forms of Class III gaming. The bill would legalize slot machines, roulette and blackjack. Jayne said it will help...

Connecticut tribes could face union push after ruling (February 13, 2007)

Connecticut could become the new battleground for labor unions at casinos after an appeals court ruling subjected tribes to federal labor law. In the past, unions have tried to organize at Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal...

County to pursue vote on off-reservation casino (February 13, 2007)

Officials in Jackson County will ask the state Legislature for permission to hold a non-binding referendum on the off-reservation casino sought by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The tribe asked the county to set a vote in 2008. Chief...

NIGA criticizes ruling on tribes and federal labor law (February 13, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Association is denouncing an appeals court ruling that subjects tribes to federal labor law. NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. said the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals creates a double standard. In legal briefs,...

Kempthorne urged to back off-reservation casino (February 13, 2007)

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) is urging Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to approve an off-reservation casino for two Chippewa bands. Baldwin says the community supports the St. Croix and Bad River Chippewa project. She said the two tribes have historical ties...

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