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Conn. Gov: No more Indian casinos

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

In a move immediately criticized as political pandering, Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (R) for the first time said he was opposed to additional tribal casinos in the state.

Rowland has been openly supportive of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe. Both own casinos.

Now he says there is no need for additional facilities. At least three tribes are pursuing development pending their final federal recognition.

Get the Story:
Rowland Comes Out Against More Casinos (The Hartford Courant 9/13)

Today on Indianz.Com:
McCaleb challenged on recognition (9/13)

Relevant Documents:
Blumenthal Announcement (9/12) | Rowland Statement (9/12) | McCaleb Issues Final Determination to Acknowledge the Historical Eastern Pequot Tribe (BIA 6/24)

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McCaleb makes recognition history (6/25)
Gover vindicated on tribal stance (6/25)
BIA: Pequot Tribes Gain Recognition (6/24)