Editorial: Governor should reject North Fork Rancheria casino

"The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been trying for years to build an off-reservation casino on Highway 99 north of Madera, and has moved a step closer to its goal. But it's the wrong location for a Las Vegas-style casino, and Gov. Jerry Brown should kill the plan.

We have supported Indian gaming on reservations in rural areas. Our opposition to a casino on 99 is based on its location.

In September, the Bureau of Indian Affairs ruled that the Highway 99 site was suitable for a casino. The BIA made the wrong decision. Fortunately, Congress asked the Department of Interior to take a second look at the proposal, with special attention to public support.

The Highway 99 location would also require the governor's backing to proceed. Brown needs to stop the off-reservation plan."

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