Hopi Tribe readies for crucial vote on casino

Hopi Tribe readies for crucial vote on casino (May 14, 2004)

Members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona will go to the polls next Wednesday to decide if they want to get into gaming. The tribe is looking for revenues due to the potential shutdown of a mine that generates $7...

Column: Why support a tribal casino in  Rhode Island?

Column: Why support a tribal casino in Rhode Island? (May 14, 2004)

"What about it, Narragansett Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas? You know gambling is bad. 'Well, smoking's bad, drinking's bad,' Thomas told me Tuesday. And, 'I've had women laugh at me and call me a fool for going to a Red Sox...

Rhode Island governor testifies against tribal casino

Rhode Island governor testifies against tribal casino (May 14, 2004)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) testified on Thursday against a bill to put a tribal casino on the November ballot. Carcieri claims a tribal casino would siphon revenues from two existing gaming facilities that are taxed by the state....

Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidates gaming pact

Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidates gaming pact (May 14, 2004)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday invalidated a tribal-state compact signed by Gov. Jim Doyle (D) and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that Doyle did not have the authority to authorize an expansion...

New bill for urban casino in Minnesota drafted

New bill for urban casino in Minnesota drafted (May 14, 2004)

A Democratic lawmaker in Minnesota has drafted a new bill for a tribal casino but says it is unlikely the proposal will get anywhere. State Sen. Larry Pogemiller, chairman of the Senate Taxes Committee, wants to allow at least 9...

Editorial: Wisconsin governor abusing power

Editorial: Wisconsin governor abusing power (May 14, 2004)

"Hold the hysteria: The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling Thursday overturning American Indian casino deals need not shut down gambling, imperil jobs, impoverish the tribes or bankrupt state government. It's a simple message from the state's top court to the state's...

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