Listening Lounge: Senate hearing on IGRA bill (March 8, 2006)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on S.2078, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 2005. The hearing focused on provisions that would require the National Indian Gaming Commission to review all types of gaming and...

Pombo introduces bill to amend Section 20 of IGRA (March 8, 2006)

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, introduced a bill on Tuesday to amend Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. H.R.4893 would bar tribes from crossing state lines to open casinos and modifies the...

Turtle Mountain Band to release casino study (March 8, 2006)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is planning to release an economic impact study of its proposed off-reservation casino in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The tribe is working with Guy Useldinger, a local developer. He says that development surrounding...

United Keetoowah Band unveils plans for Arkansas casino (March 8, 2006)

The United Keetoowah Band in Oklahoma is proposing to build a casino resort in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The tribe says it is filing a land-into-trust application to acquire 75 acres along the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith. The tribe's...

Column: Rep. Ryan lobbies BIA on Menominee casino (March 8, 2006)

"So much money, so few key Wisconsin politicians. Having given pretty much all they can legally to Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, Kenosha businessman Dennis Troha's clan has expanded its horizons. And who is the lucky recipient of this largess from...