Schwarzenegger won't discuss Graton Rancheria compact talks

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) won't say whether his administration is negotiating a Class III gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

"We keep negotiations private as part of ensuring the integrity of the process," a spokesperson told Capitol Weekly.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the tribe's land-into-trust application and the National Indian Gaming Commission has approved the tribe's gaming management contract. But without a Class III compact, the tribe will be limited to Class II games on its land.

The tribe has not said publicly whether it will open a Class II facility.

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Graton tribe gets okay for casino in Rohnert Park (Capitol Weekly 10/20)

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Stop The Casino 101 Coalition v. Salazar (June 3, 2010)

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