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Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
Legislation
Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate (July 25, 2017)
Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt
Business Deals
Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino
California
Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino (October 12, 2016)
The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming
Legislation
Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)
A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record
California | Litigation
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (June 22, 2016)
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.

Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill
Legislation
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill (June 13, 2016)
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 7, 2016)
Tribes have been working to shore up Democratic support for a bill that exempts tribal enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 23, 2016)
The bill needs at least 10 to 12 Democratic votes to advance in the Senate but so far only three have committed their support.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino
Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (January 25, 2016)
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 18, 2015)
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House
Legislation | Litigation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House (November 16, 2015)
Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House (July 23, 2015)
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 29, 2015)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses
Legislation
Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (June 22, 2015)
Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel
Legislation | Regulation
Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel (June 17, 2015)
Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.

Senate committee passes bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB
Legislation | Litigation
Senate committee passes bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (June 11, 2015)
Union members gathered on Capitol Hill in protest of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case
California | Compacts | Litigation
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (June 10, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos
Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (April 30, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure
Legislation | Litigation
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure (April 27, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board has slowly asserted jurisdiction over tribal gaming facilities across Indian Country.

Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks
Compacts
Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks (April 9, 2015)
The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

Opinion: Republicans will block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Republicans will block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (February 23, 2015)
In past congressional sessions, this same bill was presented only to be stopped by the Democrat-led Senate.

Column: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino goes ignored
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino goes ignored (October 30, 2014)
Don't expect a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino in Kenosha before Election Day.

Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker
Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid (October 22, 2014)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) opposes it while Joe Pakootas (D) won't object if it wins Bureau of Indian Affairs approval.

Poarch Creeks won't confirm or deny talks for gaming compact
Compacts
Poarch Creeks won't confirm or deny talks for gaming compact (October 21, 2014)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said he's open to an agreement and his Democratic opponent wants one too.

Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (October 20, 2014)
Democrat Mary Burke criticized Gov. Scott Walker (R) for failing to make a decision as he blamed his predecessor for his inaction.

Candidate wants to negotiate casino compact with Poarch Band
Compacts
Candidate wants to negotiate casino compact with Poarch Band (October 3, 2014)
Parker Griffith, the Democratic nominee for governor, says the tribe has gone a great job with its gaming enterprise.

Attorney general claims Poarch Band funds tied to casino suit
Litigation
Attorney general claims Poarch Band funds tied to casino suit (May 12, 2014)
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange accused the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of trying to buy its way out of a gaming lawsuit that he filed.

Candidate wavers on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Candidate wavers on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (May 7, 2014)
Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, appears to be shifting her position on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Democrats threaten to block Seminole Tribe's gaming compact
Compacts
Democrats threaten to block Seminole Tribe's gaming compact (May 2, 2014)
Democratic lawmakers in Florida are once again threatening to block a Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe.

Lawmakers seeking details on Seminole Tribe's casino compact
Compacts
Lawmakers seeking details on Seminole Tribe's casino compact (April 29, 2014)
Florida lawmakers are in the dark about Class III gaming compact negotiations with the Seminole Tribe.

Column: Expansion of gaming in Florida hinges on 2014 election
Compacts | Opinion
Column: Expansion of gaming in Florida hinges on 2014 election (April 11, 2014)
Sunshine State News columnist predicts Florida lawmakers will move to expand non-Indian gaming if Charlie Crist defeats Rick Scott in the November election:

Florida Democrats vow to block Seminole Tribe gaming compact
Compacts
Florida Democrats vow to block Seminole Tribe gaming compact (March 28, 2014)
Democrats in Florida say they will block a Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe unless non-Indian facilities get to expand.

Opinion: Connecticut leaders make right call on expanded gaming
Connecticut | Opinion
Opinion: Connecticut leaders make right call on expanded gaming (March 3, 2014)
Writers praise the death of Keno games in Connecticut and warn against an expansion of any forms of gaming.

House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham  casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation | Litigation
House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham casino (July 25, 2013)
The House Natural Resources Committee voted 35-5 on Wednesday to pass H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino.

Another Democrat signs onto anti-Tohono O'odham casino bill
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Another Democrat signs onto anti-Tohono O'odham casino bill (May 6, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Another Democrat has signed onto H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. The addition of Rep. Ed...

Two Democrats  join bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Two Democrats join bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (April 11, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Two Democrats are co-sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. During her campaign, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick...

Column: Off-reservation casino an issue for  county's election
California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Off-reservation casino an issue for county's election (September 27, 2012)
"One of Southern California's most interesting local races in the runup to the election is taking place in San Bernardino's third Supervisorial District, where Democrat James Ramos is working to unseat incumbent Republican Neil Derry. Though after attending a "meet-and-greet"...

NIGA: Putting Indian gaming on the political agenda for 2012
Public Relations
NIGA: Putting Indian gaming on the political agenda for 2012 (September 11, 2012)
"The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) hit the road in August to take our issues to the policy makers attending the Republican and Democratic Conventions. NIGA had a strong presence at both Conventions as the Chairman and Executive Director met...

GOP candidate strikes back at criticism over IGRA amendments
Casino Stalker | Legislation
GOP candidate strikes back at criticism over IGRA amendments (August 29, 2012)
The Republican candidate for Arizona's 1st Congressional District is trying to turn tribal criticism of his stance on Indian gaming into a weapon against his Democratic foe. In response to a candidates' survey from a conservative organization, Jonathan Paton said...

Democratic hopeful opposes Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker
Democratic hopeful opposes Tohono O'odham Nation casino (August 24, 2012)
Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democratic candidate for Arizona's 1st Congressional District, opposes the proposed Tohono O'odham Nation casino. Kirkpatrick says the West Valley Resort could open the doors to non-Indian gaming. She claims Proposition 202, which voters approved in 2000, limits...

House approves bill that blocks Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Casino Stalker | Legislation
House approves bill that blocks Tohono O'odham Nation casino (June 20, 2012)
The House voted 343 to 78 on Tuesday to pass H.R.2938, a bill that prevents the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona from opening a casino. Nearly every Republican voted for the bill. The significant exceptions were Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming),...

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