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California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (September 22, 2016)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (September 12, 2016)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (September 1, 2016)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.

California communities go without as casino revenue fund dries up

California communities go without as casino revenue fund dries up (February 8, 2016)

Communities in Tulare County have received $4 million from the fund since 2004 but no money was distributed last year and no money is expected this year.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues (September 7, 2015)

Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.

United Auburn Indian Community compact praised by lawmakers

United Auburn Indian Community compact praised by lawmakers (August 26, 2015)

The deal changes the method in which the tribe shares casino revenues with the state.

United Auburn Indian Community enters new gaming compact

United Auburn Indian Community enters new gaming compact (August 17, 2015)

The tribe will pay about $18 million a year into the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and another $15 million a year into California's general fund.

Money slowly dries up for California casino mitigation grants

Money slowly dries up for California casino mitigation grants (March 28, 2013)

Gaming mitigation funds are slowly drying up in California, The Santa Maria Sun reports. According to the California Department of Finance, gaming mitigation funds were $30 million in 2010. The amount dropped to $9.2 million for 2011 and 2012, the...

Pauma Band wins decision in Class III gaming compact suit

Pauma Band wins decision in Class III gaming compact suit (March 21, 2013)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California doesn't have to follow a Class III gaming compact that included a high revenue sharing rate, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The Pauma Band signed a compact in 1999 that authorized...

California tribal revenue sharing fund took in $369M last year

California tribal revenue sharing fund took in $369M last year (February 19, 2013)

California tribes that contribute gaming revenues directly to the state's general fund shared $369 million in 2011-2012, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. A handful of tribes negotiated Class III gaming compacts with governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) that required them to put...

Rincon Band wins BIA approval for Class III gaming compact

Rincon Band wins BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (February 12, 2013)

In a first for a California tribe, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians has won federal approval of its Class III gaming compact. In August 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated...

Coyote Valley Band negotiates a new Class III gaming compact

Coyote Valley Band negotiates a new Class III gaming compact (July 30, 2012)

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians negotiated a new Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The agreement replaces one signed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The existing deal requires the tribe to share a percentage...

California governor    negotiating compacts with more tribes

California governor negotiating compacts with more tribes (February 1, 2012)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is in compact negotiations with 15 to 20 tribes, his negotiator Jacob Appelsmith told The Sacramento Bee. Brown signed his first compact last year, shortly after taking office. The deal with the Habematolel Pomo of...

Rincon Band strikes gaming revenue agreement with county

Rincon Band strikes gaming revenue agreement with county (October 12, 2011)

The Rincon Band of Mission Indians will share gaming revenues directly with San Diego County, California, under an agreement approved on Wednesday. The tribe is negotiating a new Class III gaming compact with Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The deal will...

Bo Mazzetti: How   Schwarzenegger violated tribal sovereignty

Bo Mazzetti: How Schwarzenegger violated tribal sovereignty (September 22, 2011)

"States and governors just can’t seem to control themselves; they cannot keep their hands out of tribal pockets. The concept that tribal governments have rights and financial needs has eluded them for so long they have become accustomed to ignoring...

Pala Band seeks to renegotiate gaming compact with   governor

Pala Band seeks to renegotiate gaming compact with governor (June 28, 2011)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians will ask the state of California to renegotiate its Class III gaming compact, an attorney said. The tribe was the first to sign a new deal when former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) took office....

Editorial: Decision makes California play fair with tribal casinos

Editorial: Decision makes California play fair with tribal casinos (June 28, 2011)

"Not long after he took office in 2003, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Indian tribes a deal his administration believed was a win for both sides: They could add hundreds of slot machines to their casinos if they paid a...

Supreme Court won't hear Rincon Band gaming compact case

Supreme Court won't hear Rincon Band gaming compact case (June 27, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition in Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a gaming compact case. The justices declined the petition without comment in today's order list. The move is good news for the Rincon...

DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Rincon gaming case

DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Rincon gaming case (May 25, 2011)

The Department of Justice is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a gaming compact case. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated in bad...

Rincon Band compact case still pending at Supreme Court

Rincon Band compact case still pending at Supreme Court (May 23, 2011)

The state of California is still waiting to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its appeal of a compact case involving the Rincon Band of Mission Indians. The tribe sued when former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) demanded a...

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Rincon Band compact case

Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Rincon Band compact case (December 14, 2010)

The tribe sued Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for demanding a bigger share of gaming revenues.

Schwarzenegger signs bill to send gaming funds to communities

Schwarzenegger signs bill to send gaming funds to communities (October 22, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a bill to distribute $30 million in gaming revenues to local communities. Schwarzenegger had been holding back the funds for the current year. He also refused to distribute the money to communities affected by...

Schwarzenegger won't discuss Graton Rancheria compact talks

Schwarzenegger won't discuss Graton Rancheria compact talks (October 20, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) won't say whether his administration is negotiating a Class III gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. "We keep negotiations private as part of ensuring the integrity of the process," a spokesperson told...

Rincon  Leader: Schwarzenegger  among worst offenders of IGRA

Rincon Leader: Schwarzenegger among worst offenders of IGRA (September 13, 2010)

"In 1988, when Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act two United States senators, John McCain and Daniel Inouye, with prominent Congressman Morris Udall, promised in separate statements in the Congressional Record that if states tried to take advantage of...

Schwarzenegger opposes use of gaming money for communities

Schwarzenegger opposes use of gaming money for communities (August 17, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is opposing the addition of $30 million to the state's budget to help communities near casinos. Tribes with Class III compacts that were signed in 1999 pay into the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. Some...

Guidiville Band  prepared to start with Class II at  Bay Area casino

Guidiville Band prepared to start with Class II at Bay Area casino (July 14, 2010)

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians is prepared to open a Class II facility in the Bay Area if the state of California won't negotiate a Class III gaming compact. The tribe wants to build $1.2 billion Point Molate Resort...

ATMs at most casinos readily accept California welfare cards

ATMs at most casinos readily accept California welfare cards (June 24, 2010)

Welfare recipients in California can use their state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash at most tribal casinos and non-Indian poker rooms, The Los Angeles Times reports. The state Department of Social Services website lists all the automated teller machines that...

9th Circuit will not rehear gaming compact negotiation case

9th Circuit will not rehear gaming compact negotiation case (June 8, 2010)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear a landmark gaming compact negotiation case in which California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) was found to have negotiated in bad faith. In April, the court said Schwarzenegger made unfair demands of the...

Rincon Chair: Schwarzenegger  flouted Indian gaming law

Rincon Chair: Schwarzenegger flouted Indian gaming law (May 7, 2010)

"The federal court finding that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger illegally taxed the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians doesn't mean that a governor will never get another cent from tribes. Or that tribes expect a free ride at the expense of taxpayers....

Column: Decision could erode     support for  Indian gaming

Column: Decision could erode support for Indian gaming (April 29, 2010)

"A California band of Indians that runs a bustling casino won an important court ruling last week. If it holds up on appeal, California tribes could gain the power to expand their casinos without having to pay significant money into...

Editorial:  California deserves a share of tribal revenues

Editorial: California deserves a share of tribal revenues (April 26, 2010)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has presided over a huge expansion of tribal gaming, and tried to get a piece of the action on behalf of taxpayers. He fell short of his promise to extract a billion dollars from casinos owned by...

Editorial: Appeal decision on tribal compact negotiation

Editorial: Appeal decision on tribal compact negotiation (April 23, 2010)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has no problem with gambling. He presided over a major expansion of the Indian casino industry during his six years in office, but sought a piece of the action on behalf of the state. He fell far...

Column: California gambling on tribal casino revenues

Column: California gambling on tribal casino revenues (April 23, 2010)

"California has long been engaged in its own big spin — as in downward — so our contention that the state has become overly dependent on revenue from casino gambling received some powerful backing this week. That would be the...

California tribal casino  sharing fund  slowly losing money

California tribal casino sharing fund slowly losing money (April 22, 2010)

A revenue-sharing fund that was created by California's 1999 Class III gaming compact is slowly running out of money, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. Tribes that signed the compact contribute a portion of their revenues to the Indian Gambling Special Distribution...

Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case (

Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case ( (April 22, 2010)

Three Republican judicial nominees on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided the Class III gaming compact negotiation case this week. Judge Milan Smith Jr., a George W. Bush nominee, wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Judge Thomas...

Schwarzenegger to ask for rehearing in compact lawsuit

Schwarzenegger to ask for rehearing in compact lawsuit (April 21, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) plans to ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a gaming compact negotiation dispute. Schwarzenegger demanded additional revenues from the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in response to the tribe's request for more...

Rincon Band wins case on Class III compact negotiation

Rincon Band wins case on Class III compact negotiation (April 20, 2010)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated a Class III gaming compact with the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in bad faith, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Schwarzenegger unfairly demanded a greater share of gaming revenues from the...

Pauma Band awaits final ruling in gaming compact case

Pauma Band awaits final ruling in gaming compact case (April 19, 2010)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California is waiting for a final ruling in its Class III compact lawsuit. The tribe and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a compact in 2004. It allowed the tribe to operate more slot...

Judge indicates he might invalidate Pauma   casino compact

Judge indicates he might invalidate Pauma casino compact (April 6, 2010)

A federal judge indicated he might invalidate the Class III gaming compact that the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians signed with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The tribe signed the compact in 2004. It authorized new slot machines in exchange...

Rincon Chair: States hold  tribes   hostage for compact

Rincon Chair: States hold tribes hostage for compact (February 24, 2010)

"By stacking the deck against tribal governments when negotiating casino compacts, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was gambling that he could violate federal law with impunity. He bet he could hold the tribes hostage by our need to engage in gaming...

Editorial: Account for California Indian gaming funds

Editorial: Account for California Indian gaming funds (February 15, 2010)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regularly asks that Californians "trust" him. We're willing to do that if he's willing to shed a little sunshine on how much money the state is getting from Indian casinos. Two years ago, the governor promised that...

Group files suit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino

Group files suit over Buena Vista Rancheria casino (February 12, 2010)

An anti-casino group called Friends of Amador County says the Buena Vista Rancheria of Mewuk Indians of California can't use its original reservation for gaming. The group says the people who occupied the 67-acre site are not a legitimate tribe....

Editorial: Guidiville Band casino in wrong place

Editorial: Guidiville Band casino in wrong place (October 15, 2009)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has helped bring an expansion of casino gambling to the state during his tenure, is finally drawing the line. He has joined the chorus in opposing a plan for Las Vegas-style gambling at Point Molate in...

Schwarzenegger  against Guidiville     casino bid

Schwarzenegger against Guidiville casino bid (October 14, 2009)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in opposition to the casino sought by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. When state voters approved a gaming initiative in 2000, they didn't want tribes...

California tribes to add 3,548 slot machines

California tribes to add 3,548 slot machines (October 6, 2009)

The California Gambling Control Commission awarded 3,548 slot machine licenses to 11 tribes on Monday. The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians, the Colusa Indian Community, the San Pasqual Band of Mission...

California agency to issue more slot licenses

California agency to issue more slot licenses (October 2, 2009)

The California Gambling Control Commission has been ordered to issue licenses for up to 10,549 slot machines as part of a tribal compact lawsuit. Tribes will have to pay $1,250 for each slot license. The San Pasqual Band of Mission...

Pauma Band sues to invalidate gaming compact

Pauma Band sues to invalidate gaming compact (September 24, 2009)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians is accusing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of tricking the tribe into signing a gaming compact. The 2004 agreement allowed the tribe to operate more slot machines in exchange for sharing more revenues with...

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake reach compact

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake reach compact (September 7, 2009)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake signed a Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The deal requires the tribe to share 15 percent of net revenues with the state. It also requires the tribe to meet...

Referendum sought on Graton Rancheria casino

Referendum sought on Graton Rancheria casino (September 3, 2009)

A city council member in Petaluma, California, wants voters to decide on the casino proposed by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe. Councilor Mike Healy is a critic of the casino. He says...

California tribes battle state over slot machines

California tribes battle state over slot machines (August 31, 2009)

Four tribes in California have won court decisions that allow them to offer more slot machines at their casinos but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is refusing to comply. The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, the San Pasqual Band of Mission...