"Talk about your strange bedfellows. With the political battle over a tribal casino in Rohnert Park shifting to the state Legislature, local opponents are suddenly on the same side as other California Indian tribes.
These putative allies object to a gaming compact negotiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The compact is a legal prerequisite for opening a casino, and legislative approval usually is routine.
However, given the political ties between legislative Democrats and tribal gaming interests, approval of the Graton compact isn’t a sure thing. But defeating it may not mean being rid of the casino."
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Editorial: Odd alliance fights tribal casino in RP
(The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 4/20)
Opinion: Lawmakers silent on Graton
Rancheria casino (4/19)