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Opinion: Land-into-trust wasn't intended for 'wealthy' tribes

"The U.S. government created tribal annexation to get poor tribes off the welfare rolls, not to get rich tribes off the tax rolls.

Supervisor Doreen Farr’s recent commentary disclosing the staggering public cost of the Chumash tribal government’s request to annex Camp 4 was a real eye-opener.

Using conservative assumptions, and assuming no second casino, Camp 4 annexation could cost the public more than $1 billion in the first 50 years of a deal that lasts forever."

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Bob Field: Annexation is welfare for rich (The Solvang Valley News 1/19)

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