Conn. city will negotiate with tribe
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A Connecticut city council voted Monday to negotiate a casino deal with a state-recognized tribe awaiting a final decision on its federal status. But the tribe says the deal being offered is not reasonable.

The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe has been denied federal recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs three times. A Clinton administration official in 1999 ordered a reconsideration that is currently being finalized.

A decision is due in early January. Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb will have left by that time but he may have some hand in the process.

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