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Choctaw casino decision big news

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2002

Thursday's rejection of a casino compact between the Jena Band of Choctaws and the state of Louisiana continues to be big news, focusing on what might happen next.

Gov. Mike Foster says he tried to get the best deal for the state. Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb didn't agree and said the tribe was being forced to share its revenues for the privilege of gaming.

Critics of the deal, on the other hand, were pleased. Opposition from Congress and other gaming interests was great.

Get the Story:
Indian casino plan rejected (The Baton Rouge Advocate 3/8)
Interior rejects Indian casino compact (The New Orleans Times-Picayune 3/8)
Foster: Jena casino may land inanti-gambling area of state (AP 3/8)
Feds Nix Choctaw Plan for Casino (AP 3/7)
Reaction to rejection of Choctaw deal (AP 3/7)

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Jena casino compact denied (3/7)
Delay in Choctaw decision sought (3/7)
La. senator opposes Choctaw casino (3/5)
Norton lobbied on Choctaw casino (2/28)
Foster, Choctaw for casino (2/27)
La. Choctaws facing opposition (2/22)
Jena Choctaw plan large casino (2/7)
Choctaw seeking Louisiana casino (2/6)
AP: Choctaw compact approved (2/5)