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News Coverage of BMIC/Sault Tribe Off-Rez Gaming Bills

From the Detroit Free Press: WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee is set to work on a couple of bills on Wednesday that would allow for two new Indian casinos in Michigan – even though another committee has already approved … Continue reading

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Clash of Titans over Off-Rez Gaming in Michigan: Dingell v. Conyers!

From The Hill: Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) is clashing with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) over the thorny issue of Indian gambling, setting up a standoff between two of the oldest bulls in Congress. Conyers has … Continue reading

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House Judiciary Committee Hearing re: BMIC & Sault Tribe Bills — Witness List and Testimony

From the House Judiciary Committee website: The Honorable Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick U.S. House of Representatives Michigan, 13th District Chief Fred Cantu Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan

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House Hearing on Bay Mills/Sault Tribe Off-Rez Gaming

From Indianz: Not sure what it means below that Alicia Walker is chair at Sault Tribe…. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning on two off-reservation casino bills. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for … Continue reading

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Jeff Parker in Business Week re: Metro Detroit Casino Proposals

From Business Week: MGM Mirage’s Hidden Card The flyers mailed to homes across Michigan in late January looked like the handiwork of a group bitterly opposed to gambling. They pictured dice emblazoned with exclamation marks, piles of crumpled-up cash, and … Continue reading

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Off-Reservation Casino Bills Inspire Big Fight — Bay Mills & Sault Tribe

From Indianz: Disgraced Republican lobbyists Jack Abramoff is in prison but his name is being thrown around a lot as the House considers legislation to authorize two off-reservation casinos. Abramoff lobbied against casinos sought by tribes in Louisiana and Michigan. … Continue reading

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Freep Opposes Bay Mills and Sault Tribe Bills

From the Detroit Free Press: Say no to a bad precedent on casinos Among John Engler’s last acts as governor of Michigan — on Dec. 30, 2002, to be precise — was approving a land claim settlement with two Upper … Continue reading

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Granholm Amendment to Bay Mills Charlotte Beach Settlement

As reported earlier, here is the amendment to the Bay Mills Indian Community settlement agreement executed last November. Bay Mills Indian Community 2002 Settlement Bay Mills Indian Community 2007 Settlement Amendment

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Written Testimony from House Resources Hearing re: Off-Rez Gaming

Carl Artman–Dept. of Interior  Jeff Parker–Bay Mills Indian Community Aaron Payment–Sault Tribe Alan Lambert–Romulus Karl Tomion–Port Huron

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Abramoff-Style Media Assault on Port Huron/Flint/Romulus Deal

From the Port Huron Times Herald: Casino foes launch blitzes in Detroit, D.C. A media blitz aimed at rallying opposition to proposed casinos in Port Huron and Romulus is being orchestrated by a public-relations consultant who has worked for some … Continue reading

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