Idaho gaming pact may be revived
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A compact that allows for expanded gaming on reservations in North Idaho may be revived by lawmakers who voted it town last year.

The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs, part of the state Legislature, is considering the compact again now that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the Nez Perce have launched their own ballot initiative to authorize expanded gaming. The compact is more restrictive than the initiative so lawmakers who opposed it last year might now support it.

The tribes are estimating spending between $4 million and $8 million for their drive, which is simliar to one passed in California. The initiative would appear on the 2002 ballot.

Coeur d'Alene Chairman Ernie Stensgar will be on Idaho Public Television on Thursday night. On "Dialogue," he will take questions on a variety of issues, including the gaming initiative.

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