Column: Big money at stake in California fight (February 4, 2008)

"The most confusing measures on Tuesday's state ballot are the four Indian gambling propositions. But, cutting through all the fabrication and jargon, there's one simple way to look at this. The central question is: Should the state grab, by whatever...

Opinion: Vote yes on California gaming compacts (February 4, 2008)

"As the principal negotiator for two of the four tribes whose amended gaming agreements are on Tuesday's ballot as Propositions 94 to 97, I am appalled that the IJ opposed the agreements based purely on the false and misleading claims...

Opinion: Negotiate better deal with gaming tribes (February 4, 2008)

"Remember when Californians voted in 1998 to approve Indian gaming? Most of us thought we were giving Native Americans throughout the state an opportunity to lift themselves out of decades of poverty. Now, 10 years later, we have Propositions 94,...

Opinion: Gaming tribes are rolling in money (February 4, 2008)

"As Super Tuesday looms, mail boxes across California have been stuffed with slick fliers, plus a thick Voter Information Guide, about Propositions 94-97, which ask voters whether or not they approve new gaming compacts that would triple the slot machines—by...

Opinion: California monitors gaming tribes (February 4, 2008)

"The North County Times recently published commentary by John Zaitz and Cheryl Schmit on the Indian gaming compacts. I want to reassure you and your readers that all of Gov. Schwarzenegger's amended compacts allow the California Gambling Control Commission to...

Opinion: California compacts a jackpot for state (February 4, 2008)

"Faced with a $14.5 billion deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already announced we may have no choice but to release tens of thousands of prisoners early. He has declared a "fiscal emergency" and proposes major cuts in state services to try...

Opinion: Vote no on California gaming compacts (February 4, 2008)

"It is very hard to believe the ads against the four Indian gaming propositions — 94, 95, 96 and 97. It is also hard to believe the ads in favor of the measures. It is hardest of all to believe...

Opinion: Indian gaming not the only solution (February 4, 2008)

"This Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, one of the most controversial contentions coming to a polling station near you is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal cause célèbre-Indian gaming. Propositions 94-97 would allow four reservation casinos in San Diego and Riverside County to...