Column: Sen. Feinstein targets casino 'reservation shopping'

Columnist picks apart some of the arguments being used by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) in her bid to stop new casino developments through S.477, the Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act:
When she's not introducing gun control laws, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is aiming at Indian casinos. And she gets some of her ammo from Yuba County.

On March 6, Feinstein reintroduced her Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act, which will cut down on reservation shopping by tribes.

The senator chided the Department of the Interior, saying its "claim that even one local official supported the project is dubious. The so-called support is based on a memorandum of understanding the county entered into prior to the advisory election. The county never offered a letter of support when consulted and still has not to this day."

Feinstein neglected to mention that the Marysville City Council, on a 4-1 vote in October 2011, approved a letter of support for the project.

The city stands to benefit financially if the casino ever is built.

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