Opinion: Graton Rancheria casino not good for the community

"Last week, the legislature held informational hearings on the proposed tribal gaming compact between the state and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

If the compact is approved by the state Legislature, signed by the governor, and received by the federal government, it would authorize a large, Las Vegas-sized gambling casino and hotel complex with 3,000 slot machines.

The hearings in both the senate and the assembly were lively and informative, with supporters and opponents presenting their arguments on a wide array of the issues surrounding the agreement. After listening carefully to the hearings, reading the compact, and engaging in lengthy discussions with people on both sides of this issue, I have decided to oppose this proposed project."

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