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Governor ready to negotiate with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Massacushetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said he is ready to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

The tribe announced plans to build a casino in Taunton. Patrick said negotiations will begin once a referendum schedules a vote on the project.

H.3702, the state's gaming law, requires the tribe and the state to negotiate a compact by July 31.

Get the Story:
Patrick: State ready to talk to Wampanoag tribe about Taunton casino (State House News Service 3/2)
Taunton opens its arms to proposed tribal casino (The Cape Cod Times 3/2)
Mashpee tribe and Middleboro try to settle dispute (The Cape Cod Times 3/2)

An Opinion:
Editorial: Too much gaming for one region (The Attleboro Sun Chronicle 3/2)

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