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article Legislators To Unveil Bill To Help Missing And Abused Native American Women (9/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Legislators will be in Lac du Flambeau Wednesday to discuss a bipartisan bill aimed at lessening the scourge of violence against tribal women.
article Wisconsin lawmakers may create a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women. Experts say it's just a first step. (9/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of lawmakers Wednesday announced legislation that would create a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Experts...
article RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Braving brutal temperatures and high humidity, Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol last week to honor survivors of violence and to push for...
article Bipartisan House Members Co-lead Solutions to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis (9/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) helped introduce the BADGES for Native Communities Act with Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) to fight violence...
article Governor Ducey Signs Bill Taking Action For Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls (8/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- n August 13th, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey joined families, tribal leaders, members of law enforcement, elected officials and more to sign H.B. 2570,...
article Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Study Committee Bill Signed by Arizona Governor Ducey (8/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council Delegates Amber Kanazbah Crotty and Eugene Tso were present at the signing of House Bill 2570 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in...
article Signed into law: Arizona bill to study the data about missing and murdered Indigenous women (8/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- One more state weighed in on the complex problem of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this week. The issue is particularly complicated because...
article Governor Ducey Signs Bill Taking Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (8/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Governor Doug Ducey today joined families, tribal leaders, members of law enforcement, elected officials and more to sign H.B. 2570, legislation...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article N.Y. senator proposes bill to pay college athletes (9/18/2019)
(New York) -- A state senator from Brooklyn is aiming to make New York the first state to require colleges to pay student-athletes directly. Sen. Kevin Parker proposed a...
article New York Gaming Commission Set To Study Online Gambling, Sports Betting (8/12/2019)
(New York) -- A study ordered by the New York State Gaming Commission could set the stage for efforts to legalize online poker and other forms of gambling in the future...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Crow Consider Legalizing Alcohol To Revitalize Economy (9/17/2019)
(Montana) -- The Crow Legislature is considering a bill that would introduce alcohol on the Tribe’s Reservation. It’s part of a plan to revitalize the Crow...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Dangerous oil and gas industry exemption slipped into highway bill (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark five-year, $287 billion highway bill moving in the Senate contains a poison pill provision that must be eliminated. The measure —...
1 Article on this Issue

Little Shell Tribe

article Lawmakers continue push for Little Shell federal recognition (9/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- With the clock ticking on this year’s session, the members of Montana’s congressional delegation are continuing to work on passing...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Council approves establishment of Cannabis Commission (9/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is a step closer to establishing a cannabis business for the Tribe as Tribal Council approved legislation (...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Legislation Aims To Boost Economic Opportunities After Closure Of Navajo Power Plant (9/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona Democratic District One Congressmember Tom O’Halleran has introduced legislation that would provide economic development resources to...
article City of Albuquerque vows to protect rights of Native Americans (8/9/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The city of Albuquerque is promising to protect people of the Navajo Nation. A memorandum of understanding signed Friday by the mayor recognizes that the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article Ramos Bill to Curb Social Bullying Signed Into Law (9/13/2019)
(California) -- Assemblymember James C. Ramos is pleased to announce that his first bill, AB 34 concerning social bullying, has been signed into law by the Governor....
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Michigan Gaming

article Will Eight Be Enough? Another Michigan Sports Betting Bill Introduced (9/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- While some states made sure to launch regulated sports betting by the start of the NFL season, Michigan managed to beat the opening kickoff in introducing...
article Movement In Michigan: Sports Betting Gets First Hearing Of ’19 (9/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Almost nine months after his sports betting package was shot down by then Governor Rick Snyder on the eve of 2019, Michigan Representative Brandt Iden got...
article Michigan Sports Betting Bill Introduced Ahead Of Fall Legislative Push (9/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- The long-awaited Michigan sports betting bill was filed Wednesday, as lawmakers this fall begin the tough work on a budget and potentially face a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Romney in discussions for federal sports betting bill (9/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- US Senator for Utah and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been involved in preliminary discussions about a federal sports gambling bill, a...
article Remember The Federal Sports Betting Bill? Apparently It’s Still A Thing (9/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- While the country prepares for the start of its most popular sport, Congress apparently still wants to find a way to meddle in sports betting...
article Report: Romney To Carry Federal Sports Betting Bill Torch With New York’s Schumer (9/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican Utah Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is poised to take the place of his predecessor Orrin Hatch on a bill that...
article Wait, Lawmakers Did What With Sports Betting Bills in 2019? (9/2/2019)
(USA) -- The legislative calendar has slowed to a crawl, a relief amid the busiest year of sports betting bills yet. The big batch of new policy is fairly well-conceived...
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LGBTQ

article Oglala Sioux Tribe passes hate crime legislation (9/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two months after legalizing same-sex marriage, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has approved hate crime legislation aimed at fighting attacks against LGBTQ...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law (9/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe may be making history as the tribal council considers adopting a hate crime ordinance at their next meeting that extends...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article Will NC add statewide sports betting? New law says lottery commission can study the idea. (9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s Lottery Commission is authorized to study whether or not to allow legal sports betting statewide, according to a new law...
article Legislators Decide NC Sports Betting Needs Another Study Within A Study (8/30/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A state lawmaker wanted to create a state gaming commission and task it with conducting a study on the feasibility and impact of expanding NC sports...
article Old fears raise new concerns in North Carolina as ‘commission’ bill stalls (8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina could be in for a long wait to establish a state gaming commission after Senate Bill 574 met with opposition in front of a conference...
article Why The NC Sports Betting Study Bill Sponsor Didn’t Want It To Pass (8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Here’s my bill. Please don’t pass it. North Carolina Rep. Harry Warren made that unusual request Tuesday in a Senate Judiciary Committee...
article North Carolina Gaming Commission Bill Delayed Once More (8/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The long-delayed North Carolina Gaming Commission bill continues to linger in the General Assembly after a Senate committee voted Tuesday not to...
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California Sports Betting

article Legalized Sports Betting In California: What You Need To Know (9/4/2019)
(California) -- The sports betting world is a billion-dollar industry, however, in much of America, it remains shrouded in the zone of hazy legality. With many states...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Colorado Gambles on Proposition DD, to Legalize Sports Betting (9/3/2019)
(Colorado) -- “Who are you betting on?” Representative Leslie Herod asked House Majority Leader Alec Garnett at a House Finance Committee hearing in April....
article Backers of Colorado sports-gambling measure role out first endorsements (8/29/2019)
(Colorado) -- Supporters of Colorado's Proposition DD, the referred measure on sports betting that will appear on Colorado's Nov. 5 ballot, announced Thursday...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article North Carolina Bill Calling For Sports Betting Study Delivered To Governor (9/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A piece of legislation aimed at exploring the expansion of gambling in North Carolina is now on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. The bill, SB 574, was...
1 Article on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article With Georgia gambling legislation likely, no agreement yet on the spoils (9/2/2019)
(Georgia) -- When it comes to gaming, the odds are always in the house’s favor — so when the government taxes the house, it’s a win for the government...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Hoskin assumes post of Cherokee Nation principal chief (8/31/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After the summer’s elections, the Cherokee Nation has a new chief – sworn in Aug. 14 – who was part of the previous administration and...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article City of Rockford receives three casino proposals (8/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- Three casino proposals were received by the City of Rockford before a 2 p.m. deadline Friday, and will now go under consideration, the city announced.
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Kentucky Gaming

article Lawmaker's proposal would allow sports wagering at horse tracks, help fund pension systems (8/27/2019)
(Kentucky) -- A Kentucky lawmaker is proposing a new way to help fund the pension systems of teachers and most state employees: sports betting at horse racing tracks....
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Maine Gaming

article Letter to the editor: Gov. Mills’ rejection of sports betting bill costs Maine tax revenue (8/27/2019)
(Maine) -- With Gov. Mills declining to sign a sports gambling bill, betting on sports likely won’t be legalized in Maine until 2020. Unfortunately, the model...
article Maine Sports Betting Still Stuck After Special Session Provides No Answers (8/27/2019)
(Maine) -- When Maine Gov. Janet Mills declined to act on a passed sports betting bill in July, speculation grow about whether she would call for a special session to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Wyoming Officials Propose Tribal Voter Registration Bill (8/21/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A draft bill has been passed in Wyoming that would make it easier for indigenous people to vote if the proposed legislation becomes law. The Casper Star-...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article MLB, NFL, MLS unions band together to fight bill that’d allow players to receive money upfront from third parties (8/19/2019)
(Delaware) -- The Major League Baseball Players Association has reinforcements in its fight against a Delaware bill: the players unions in both the National Football...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article HUD officially abandons new rules for down payment assistance on FHA mortgages (8/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that is officially bailing on a contentious set of changes to its rules for...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Panel delays collecting debt from sports gambling winnings (8/12/2019)
(Iowa) -- A legislative panel voted Monday to delay a portion of the new Iowa sports gambling rules that would allow the state to collect some the winnings of gamblers...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion (8/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line’s capacity, a move...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Sports betting could come to Arizona in 2021, according to projection (8/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- A year has passed since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they wish. When could we see it...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Capitol Report: More details on proposed casino bill (8/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers pulled a summer surprise last Wednesday, rolling out proposed legislation to expand the gambling footprint of the Mashantucket and Mohegan...
article Capitol Report: Some want gambling bill to be put on back-burner (8/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The proposed gaming bill is about jobs and money. The Mohegan and Mashantuckets are huge employers and taxpayers, and lawmakers representing gaming...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Tribal leaders knew of anti-regulatory lobbying effort, documents and 2 council members say (8/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders knew of — and approved — a secretive lobbying effort to kill legislative attempts to regulate gambling in the...
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Other News

article Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bipartisan bill to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service in advance is up for first...
article Bost Introduces Bill To Make Cahokia Mounds National Park (8/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois Congressman Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois as a national...
article Measure to guide return of Native American remains pulled by Assemblyman Ramos after tribal backlash (8/12/2019)
(California) -- Members of California tribes not recognized by the federal government were excluded from a recent piece of legislation that would have changed the...
article After California tribes cry foul, Assembly Member James Ramos kills a repatriation bill (8/7/2019)
(California) -- Assembly Member James Ramos, D-Highland, Serrano/Cahuilla, a citizen of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the first California Indian to be...
article U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran sponsors bill to repeal archaic laws (8/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran is the main sponsor of a bill to repeal archaic laws toward Native Americans, and he is also working on bills to continue a...
article Lawmakers offer bill to protect Native products (8/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich has heard the stories about people passing off agriculture products as Native American made. Now he, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray...
article Bill would expand health care options for Native veterans (8/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill introduced in Congress would expand health care options for Native American veterans. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and California Rep. Ro Khanna...
article Bill would help tribes combat homelessness (8/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate in late July would make it possible for tribes and tribally designated housing entities to...
article Urge Congress to Support the Legacy of Esther Martinez (7/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act strengthens Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization...
article Heinrich Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Protect Native American Seeds And Traditional Foods (7/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), U.S. Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and U.S. Representatives...
article Cole introduces bipartisan, bicameral bill to safeguard Native American artifacts (7/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) is cosponsoring bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve protections for sacred Native American cultural heritage....
article Game-Changing, Bipartisan Wildlife Legislation Introduced in Congress (7/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Fish and wildlife populations are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, invasive species, emerging diseases, and extreme weather events in...
article Lankford, Cole sponsor legislation to eliminate laws targeting American Indians (7/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. James Lankford and 4th District Congressman Tom Cole were among those sponsoring legislation to eliminate sections of U.S. law...
article National horseracing doping regulation bill faces hurdles (7/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would set up national protocol for the doping of racehorses is working its way through Congress. The Horseracing Integrity Act, co-...
article ROUNDS: Bill shows RESPECT to Native Americans (7/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- During my time governor and now U.S. senator, I’ve had the privilege of establishing friendships with tribal members from all nine reservations...
article Cole, Lankford sponsor bill to wipe out laws that hurt Native Americans (7/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. James Lankford and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Wednesday they are cosponsoring legislation to repeal unenforced federal laws that serve as...
article Senators introduce legislation to reduce laws directed toward Native Americans (7/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and...
article School voucher flap previews coming legislative debate (7/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Education took heat from school-choice advocates last week after denying the stepchild of a soldier a state-funded voucher to pay...
article Sports Bettors Of Different Stripes: Bill, A Healthcare Pro In D.C. (7/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This story is part of a Sports Handle miniseries looking at sports bettors across the country: Regular Joes who bet recreationally or semi-...
article Senate OKs bill to improve Columbia tribal fishing sites (6/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced Friday that, with unanimous support, the U.S....

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