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10/25/2014

article San Diego tribes keep close eye on Prop. 48
(California) -- Could a measure on the November ballot that deals with a dusty Central Valley town pave the way for Indian casinos in big cities across California,...
article Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
(California) -- This would be my Monday blog, but I'm posting it sooner because the election is a little over a week away and some voters are voting early by mail.

10/24/2014

article Outcome of Proposition 48 may have no bearing on North Fork casino project
(California) -- The North Fork Mono Indians, whose casino project in Madera is up for voter approval or rejection on Election Day, say they aren’t worried that...
article Feinstein opposes North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino
(California) -- Unsurprisingly, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) opposes an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Feinstein has...
article LA TIMES: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork tribe build a casino
(California) -- There's a temptation to view Proposition 48 as a larger statement on Indian gambling in California. But the ballot measure isn't a policy...
article Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle
(California) -- A high-stakes turf war involving a proposed Central California casino has put a wedge between some Native American tribes and even divided the governor...

10/23/2014

article EDITORIAL: Vote no on Proposition 48 to curtail more California casinos
(California) -- Californians thought they had settled the issue of Indian gambling a long time ago. For better or worse, we now have casinos on reservations. So why is...
article OP/ED: Keep a lid on expansion of Indian casinos
(California) -- Just a hunch, but we'll bet Proposition 48 isn't what Hiram Johnson had in mind when he created the initiative process a little over a century...
article Voters to decide fate of Mono casino agreement
(California) -- California voters will decide Nov. 4 if a revenue-sharing agreement between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians will remain as is, or...
article BREITBERT: Beyond the Propaganda: How I'm Voting on California Propositions
(California) -- California’s general election turnout is predicted to be dismal this year, with less than half of eligible voters likely to turn out. Two factors...
article EDITORIAL: Proposition Outcomes Will Make Difference
(California) -- Much of the attention — when there is attention — regarding the Nov. 4 election goes to the horse races for various political offices. But...

10/22/2014

article HERDT: What Prop. 48 will and won't decide
(California) -- Before deciding how to vote on Proposition 48 on the Nov. 4 ballot, there are two things a California voter should know: 1. A yes vote means there will...
article PALERMO: California Referendum Targets Obama Gambling Policies [sub req]
(California) -- President Obama’s policies on tribal casinos face Election Day scrutiny from voters in California, where campaigners and several Indian tribes are...

10/21/2014

article Breakdown of Prop 48, off-reservation casino debate
(California) -- The ads calling for a no vote on Prop 48 make it sound like the vote would stop Indian tribes from building casinos off of reservation property. But that...
article Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 48 — Indian gaming compacts
(California) -- Proposition 48 is a referendum on Assembly Bill 277, a bill passed by the legislature in June 2013 to approve gaming compacts between the state and the...
article Madera Community Split On Proposition 48, Casino Plan
(California) -- In just a few weeks Proposition 48 will ask California voters to approve or reject a plan to build a new Indian casino on Highway 99 north of Madera....
article North Fork Rancheria won't give up off-reservation casino plan
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians won't drop its off-reservation casino even if voters reject the tribe's Class III gaming compact month,...
article Proposition 48: Jackpot?
(California) -- Who's Behind It: The North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians are in favor; other casino-operating tribes, who managed to push this onto the ballot...
article Supervisors approve campaign finance limit, take supportive stance for Prop. 48
(California) -- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 — with 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace dissenting — to approve a campaign finance...
article WALTERS: Prop. 48 is new episode in California’s long-running Indian saga
(California) -- The multibillion-dollar casino gambling monopoly that Indian tribes enjoy is one of California’s most remarkable cultural and political sagas...

10/20/2014

article ELIAS: Props. 45, 48 are obvious 'yes' votes
(California) -- It's almost a foregone conclusion that the Proposition 1 water bond on next month's ballot will pass easily: Every poll shows it with almost a 2-...
article OP/ED: Post recommends a no vote on Prop. 48
(California) -- In 2000, proposition 1A was approved by the California electorate to allow Indian tribes to operate casinos on tribal lands.
article Proposition 48 Opponents Say It Will Lead to State-Wide Gambling Expansion
(California) -- Proposition 48 affects the building of tribal casinos and Vegas-style gaming on non-tribal land by North Fork Rancheria of Mono people and the Wiyot...
article Rivals raise nearly $16M to block North Fork Rancheria's casino
(California) -- Rival tribes have raised nearly $16 million to convince voters in California to reject an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono...

10/19/2014

article Propositions 45, 48: Two Obvious 'Yes' Votes
(California) -- It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Proposition 1 water bond on next month’s ballot will pass easily: Every poll shows it with almost...

10/18/2014

article Prop. 48 revives California’s off-reservation casino debate
(California) -- Proposition 48, a referendum on two tribal gaming compacts brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown and approved by the Legislature, will ask voters whether they...
article Editorial: IJ's stands on Nov. 4 state propositions
(California) -- On the Nov. 4 ballot, California voters are being asked to decide the fate of six propositions dealing with issues ranging from water to tribal casinos.
article Editorial: The statewide ballot questions
(California) -- The Editorial Board had not intended to weigh in on statewide races this year, but one item on the ballot compelled us to take a closer look at the...
article Letter: This election, vote yes on Proposition 48
(California) -- A yes vote on Proposition 48 approves the North Fork Rancheria's and Wiyot Tribe's gaming compacts, passed by a bipartisan majority of the state...
article Opinion: Off the reservations
(California) -- Let’s see now.This week the Environmental Protection Agency announced $5.6 million in funding to invest in Southern California tribes for...
article Prop. 48: Look long and hard, then reject
(California) -- Proposition 48, which appears on the November ballot, can be likened to a stereogram, or what some call a Magic Eye image. At first, the image is...

10/17/2014

article Casino Opponents May Add Letters to Record
(California) -- Opponents of a new casino in Madera County, Calif., can introduce evidence that allegedly shows the U.S. Interior Secretary overstepped her authority in...
article OP/ED: Let me proposition you
(California) -- PROP 48: Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts. A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, tribal gaming compacts between the...

10/15/2014

article PORTER: Proposition 48: Are Casinos Coming to Your Neighborhood?
(California) -- It’s funny how people who normally couldn’t be bothered to pick up a gum wrapper off the sidewalk will become environmental activists when it...

10/14/2014

article Prop 48 Cheat Sheet: Off-Reservation Gambling in the Central Valley
(California) -- Prop 48 gives voters a chance to strike down or enact a bill lawmakers passed last year approving an off-reservation tribal casino in the Central Valley.

10/13/2014

article Tribal Dispute Tests NIGC Enforcement [sub req]
(California) -- The federal agency whose regulatory oversight of American Indian casinos is under scrutiny by a Senate committee issued a temporary closure order this...
article Tribal gaming interests at odds over Proposition 48
(California) -- Buried by the barrage of ads on insurance rates and doctor drug-testing, another high-stakes ballot measure is quietly attracting millions in donations...
article OAKLAND TRIBUNE: Vote no on Prop. 48 and keep a lid on Indian casinos
(California) -- Just a hunch, but we'll bet Proposition 48 isn't what Hiram Johnson had in mind when he created the initiative process a little more than a...

10/12/2014

article Casino proposition could have wide-ranging effects
(California) -- On its face, Proposition 48 asks California voters only whether to approve a state-tribal agreement to build a casino near the small Central Valley city...
article Wiyot Tribe campaigns for 'yes' vote on gaming referendum
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe doesn't operate a casino but has a major stake in a gaming referendum that's on the California ballot. The tribe is campaigning...

10/11/2014

article Proposition 48 pits Indian tribes against each other
(California) -- A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...
article Opinion: The six propositions
(California) -- Voters won’t have to wrestle with a lot of state measures for the November election. There are only six, dealing with water, state budget practice...

10/9/2014

article Wiyot Tribe has stake in casino plan before voters
(California) -- A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley has the support of a Humboldt County tribe which will receive...
article Mercury News editorial: No on more gambling and Measure E
(California) -- There was only one thing we needed to know about Measure E to conclude that it's a bad idea for Milpitas and the South Bay. It would more than double...
article Proposition 48: A Casino Precedent — or Not?
(California) -- Depending on whom you believe, plans for a new tribal casino alongside Highway 99 in Madera County are either a classic case of making lemonade from...

10/8/2014

article California tribe fighting casino makes $5.4 million campaign donation
(California) -- California campaign committees reported more than $12.5 million in donations Tuesday, among the biggest one-day totals of the 2014 election as critics of...
article SAN JOSE MERCURY: Keep a lid on Indian casinos
(California) -- Just a hunch, but we'll bet Proposition 48 isn't what Hiram Johnson had in mind when he created the initiative process a little over a century...

10/7/2014

article Campaign 2014: Proposition 48 Puts California Tribe’s Casino Plan Before Voters
(California) -- A Native American tribe’s plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...
article OC REGISTER: No on Prop. 48, Indian gaming
(California) -- The Register has long supported Indian gaming. In 1998, these pages endorsed Proposition 5, the “Tribal Government Gaming and Economic Self-...
article Opponents hold financial edge battle over tribal casino ballot initiative
(California) -- A statewide ballot measure for a off-reservation tribal casino in the Central Valley town of Madera faces stilff opposition for competing gaming tribes,...
article Voters To Decide On Off-Reservation Casino In Madera
(California) -- Proposition 48 on California's November general election ballot would allow a Madera County Indian Tribe to build an off-reservation casino along...

10/6/2014

article Editorial: State propositions warrant much skepticism
(California) -- California voters have every right to view all state propositions with a healthy dose of skepticism. Propositions rarely do exactly what the authors say...
article Kraut: Primer of November propositions
(California) -- Most of us will shortly receive an absentee ballot in the mail for the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Other than the continuous and deceptive ranting by...

10/3/2014

article Tribe against tribe in off-reservation casino dispute in California
(California) -- It's tribe against tribe in a battle over an off-reservation casino in California. The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians won federal and state...

10/2/2014

article Tribe’s casino plan to go before voters
(California) -- A Native American tribe’s plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...

9/26/2014

article Governor Brown Is Not CEQA “Public Agency,” Holds Third District In Indian Casino Case
(California) -- In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “...

9/25/2014

article California Wins Appeal on Tribe's Casino Plans
(California) -- When it comes to dueling Indian casino resorts - at least in the Central Valley hinterlands of Madera County - 30 miles is too close for comfort.
article Governor Not an ‘Agency’ Under CEQA, Court of Appeal Rules
(California) -- The governor of California is not an “agency” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act, the Third District Court of...
article Money flows in campaign to support, oppose North Fork casino project
(California) -- Money continues flowing into Proposition 48, a referendum to stop the compact that approved the 305-acre North Fork Mono Rancheria casino and resort...
article Statewide Ballot Measure Would Give Wiyot Tribe a Stake in Madera County Casino
(California) -- On Election Day, voters statewide will decide whether or not to ratify a pair of gaming compacts that would greenlight a big, new tribal gaming casino...

9/24/2014

article Casino clears a legal hurdle: Brown’s not an ‘agency’
(California) -- Jerry Brown is many things: a former Jesuit seminarian, a sometime philosopher, and California’s longest-serving governor. One thing he is not, at...
article Court: Governor not a ‘public agency’ when it comes to CEQA
(California) -- The governor is not a “public agency” subject to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. As of Wednesday, that is the...
article Tribe seeking Madera casino wins a court fight
(California) -- Efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to build a casino and resort near Highway 99 in Madera County have cleared a legal challenge.
article No to Prop. 48 and off-reservation casinos
(California) -- A yes vote on Proposition 48 would allow the North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians to build a large casino just off heavily traveled Highway 99, a half-hour...

9/23/2014

article Another tribe joins fight against North Fork Rancheria compact
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California is facing yet another opponent in its bid for an off-reservation casino. The United Auburn Indian...

9/22/2014

article United Auburn tribe gives $100,000 to anti-casino compact campaign
(California) -- Signaling a potential increase in deep-pocketed opposition to a proposed Madera tribal casino, the United Auburn Indian Community has given $100,000 to...

9/18/2014

article North Fork Rancheria banks on voter approval of casino deal
(California) -- It's taken the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California more than a decade to win state and federal approval for its off-reservation casino...
article Perkins: Expanding tribal casinos a bad bet for California
(California) -- I was one of the nearly two-thirds of California voters who in 2000 unwittingly approved Proposition 1A, a ballot measure that amended the state...

9/17/2014

article Tribe's hopes for huge Madera casino to be battled out on ballot
(California) -- For as long as anyone in Madera County can remember, the impoverished North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians has been scattered in trailers and apartments...
article FAQs: The Times' endorsement process for the Nov. 4 elections
(California) -- It's not official but certainly feels true: California will have more elections this year than rainy days. The current downpour lasts from the first...

9/8/2014

article Money starts flowing in for Valley casino measure Proposition 48
(California) -- Money is beginning to pour into the statewide battle over Indian gaming compacts as voters will consider in November whether to allow what critics call...

9/6/2014

article EDITORIAL: Vote 'no' on Prop. 48 — stop Highway 99 casino
(California) -- California voters are being thrust into the middle of yet another fight over gambling, and ought to collectively say: "Enough." It happened in...

9/4/2014

article Rival tribes outspend North Fork Rancheria on gaming referendum
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is facing an uphill battle as voters in California are being asked to repeal the tribe's Class III gaming...

8/28/2014

article Voters to determine gaming compact referendum
(California) -- California voters will decide several statewide ballot measures, including a referendum to overturn two gaming compacts that would result in the Wiyot...

8/4/2014

article Seven Sacramento Debates in August You Won’t Want to Miss
(California) -- California’s Legislature returns to Sacramento as the week begins for its final month in session. And there are plenty of important, or just...

7/9/2014

article Gambling opposition group warns of Indian casino expansion
(California) -- The big business of Indian gaming could be a controversial issue in California this fall. A proposal from two Central Valley tribes to build casinos away...

7/1/2014

article Proposition 48 on California ballot repeals North Fork compact
(California) -- A referendum to repeal a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California will appear on the ballot as Proposition 48...

6/30/2014

article Kimme: A fun election season awaits [Final Item]
(California) -- .... Most creative name for hiding who is really behind this proposition: the Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Contracts. About a year ago, the State...

6/14/2014

article California ballot measures are where the money will be in November
(California) -- Insurance rate hikes, medical malpractice and water tunnels might not generate the kind of passionate water-cooler debate you'd find over marijuana,...

3/16/2014

article Tribe Files Suit to Block California Compact Referendum
(California) -- The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being...

3/14/2014

article Judge upholds decision allowing Madera casino project
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and the federal government acted properly last year when they approved the compact that allows North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to...

3/11/2014

article Breaking News: Tribe Files Suit To Block California Compact Referendum
(California) -- The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature's ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being...

3/3/2014

article North Fork tribal leader named to federal advisory board
(California) -- Elaine Bethel-Fink, chairwoman of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, has been named primary representative for the California Area of Indian...

1/6/2014

article Referendum Seeks To Block California’s First ‘Off-Reservation’ Casino [sub req'd]
(California) -- Although several California Indian tribes oppose off-reservation casino projects backed by wealthy developers, tribal leaders say they may not use their...

12/25/2013

article California Indian casino debate going statewide
(California) -- Californians will decide next year whether a Central Valley Indian tribe can open a new casino, meaning voters should prepare themselves for a statewide...

12/24/2013

article VIDEO: Nancy Ayala, chairwoman of Chukchansi discusses her concerns with the North Fork Rancheria casino
(California) -- Nancy Ayala, chairwoman of Chukchansi tribal council, discusses her concerns with the proposal for a new casino from the North Fork Rancheria as well as...

12/2/2013

article CPR: North Fork Rancheria calls casino referendum 'dangerous'
(California) -- Voters in California will have their say on an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians:
article Referendum Could Stop North Fork Casino
(California) -- California Indian tribes are allowed to build casinos on federally recognized tribal lands. A new project slated for Madera is testing what “tribal...

11/21/2013

article Californians asked to block Indian casino in Central Valley
(California) -- Opponents of a proposed Indian casino and resort complex off Highway 99 near Madera in the Central Valley have gathered of enough signatures to put a...
article Casino referendum to be put on November 2014 ballot
(California) -- The referendum to reverse the state’s approval of the state ‘compact’ with the North Fork Mono Indians for the tribe’s proposed...
article Gaming compact referendum qualifies for November ballot
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe will not receive gaming revenue from the proposed North Fork Tribe Casino if a referendum to overturn two gaming compacts, which...
article Madera casino question gets on ballot
(California) -- The Mono Indians' proposed casino along Highway 99 near Madera is finding itself up in the air after a referendum seeking to overturn the project was...

11/20/2013

article Capitol Alert: California voters to decide fate of North Fork casino
(California) -- California voters will weigh in next year on whether an Indian tribe from the mountains near Yosemite should be allowed to operate a casino along a...
article Indian casino planned for Highway 99 near Madera must face voters
(California) -- A referendum to stop a new Indian casino project near Madera has qualified for the November 2014 ballot, the California Secretary of State confirmed...
article Madera casino project goes on ballet
(California) -- Opponents of a proposed $250 million tribal casino in Madera County qualified a referendum for the state ballot Wednesday, putting the project on hold...

10/30/2013

article California Contest / Another vote will control the fate of tribal casino
(California) -- Supporters of a California referendum that would let the voters decide whether the state’s first off-reservation Indian casino can happen in the...

10/23/2013

article Feds give final OK to North Fork Indians' casino on Highway 99
(California) -- The federal Department of the Interior has signed off on the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians' gaming compact allowing a resort and casino north...
article Might 2014 ballot fight over Valley casino be too late?
(California) -- And now, a question seemingly without any precedent in the 25 years since large-scale Indian gaming in the U.S. was legalized: if a tribal casino project...
article STUTZ: Indian casino development near Fresno gets Interior department approval
(California) -- A central California Indian tribe won approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior late Tuesday to move forward on a casino development near Fresno...

10/11/2013

article LETTER: Partnership ignored
(California) -- Dear Editor, The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Tribe has long stood opposed to the illegal, off-reservation North Fork casino, proposed...

10/2/2013

article Wall Street firm finances 2014 referendum against California Indian casino
(California) -- Opponents of an American Indian casino planned to be built in California away from tribal lands have collected what they say is enough signatures for a...
article Wiyot Casino Haul In Jeopardy
(California) -- Opponents to off-reservation casinos submitted enough signatures yesterday to qualify their initiative for the 2014 ballot — and if they succeed in...

10/1/2013

article Activists Against North Fork Casino Gain Upper Hand
(California) -- Anti-gambling activists say they have acquired enough signatures to place a referendum aiming to overturn a controversial gaming compact on the statewide...
article Battle heats up over California's Indian gambling
(California) -- With the California Legislature still on recess, direct democracy keeps humming. The 2014 ballot continues to take shape with the likely addition of a...
article Proposed Madera County casino spurs petition drive by opponents
(California) -- About 800,000 signatures were turned in Tuesday to county elections offices across California in support of a ballot measure to stop American Indian...
article Referendum could return Indian casino issue to California voters
(California) -- For the first time since overwhelmingly approving casino-style gambling on Indian lands in 2000, California voters could be asked to weigh in on the...
article Voters may decide fate of Central Valley tribal casino
(California) -- Anti-gambling activists and Native American tribes that own some of the largest casinos in the state were unable to stop state lawmakers from approving a...

9/30/2013

article Funds pour in to put North Fork casino on ballot
(California) -- Table Mountain Casino in Friant has contributed $660,000 and Brigade Capitol Management of New York, an investor and bond holder in Chukchansi Gold...

9/27/2013

article Casino referendum likely but panned by Brown
(California) -- It looks as though California voters are going to be asked to either rubber stamp or reject a Central Valley tribal casino project next fall, as backers...
article Jerry Brown calls looming fight over Madera casino 'unfortunate'
(California) -- With a referendum looming over the California Legislature's approval of a controversial Indian casino in Madera County, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday...

9/17/2013

article Group forms to fight North Fork casino referendum
(California) -- A political committee has been formed to block a referendum challenging a proposed tribal casino north of Madera planned by the North Fork Rancheria of...
article North Fork Rancheria compact proponents open campaign
(California) -- Supporters of a casino agreement between the state and a Madera County tribe have opened a fundraising committee, two weeks before the deadline for the...
article Referendum fight inches closer
(California) -- Supporters of a controversial casino agreement between the state and a Madera County tribe have opened a fundraising committee. The action comes two...

9/4/2013

article OP/ED: Allow voters to revisit Indian casino deal
(California) -- A young man pushed a clipboard toward shoppers leaving a "big box" store in Bakersfield last week. "Sign this to end Las Vegas-style...

8/27/2013

article Wall Street firms spend to block competing California Indian casino
(California) -- Backers of a referendum to halt an Indian casino from opening on Highway 99 north of Fresno are earnest people whose simple goal is to protect their...

8/10/2013

article Gambling watchdog group seeks votes as off-reservation casinos move forward
(California) -- More Indian casinos could be popping up around California. On top of that, they could be off-reservations and closer to cities. Do you want Las Vegas-...
article Group gathers signatures for referendum on North Fork casino
(California) -- Stand Up for California continues to gather signatures in its campaign against an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.
article Money begins to flow into campaign committee
(California) -- A Fresno-area tribal casino and a handful of East Coast financial firms have contributed more than $500,000 to a campaign committee seeking to put a...

8/8/2013

article New Indian casino in Madera County could head to statewide ballot
(California) -- The proposal would allow a tribe to build a $200 million casino along Highway 99 near Avenue 18. It would be California's first Indian casino on non-...

8/2/2013

article Senator asks Jerry Brown to slow down new casino deals
(California) -- A powerful Senate Democrat has sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking the governor not to submit any off-reservation casino agreements for ratification...

7/31/2013

article Signatures sought to place casino before voters
(California) -- Keep Vegas-Style Casinos Out of Neighborhoods announced July 28 that it has established a campaign committee with California Secretary of State Kamala...

7/25/2013

article CASINO REFERENDUM: Opponent establishes fundraising committee
(California) -- The group seeking to overturn a recent casino compact between the state and a Madera County tribe has established a campaign committee, a signal that...

7/22/2013

article Judge targets issue to be decided in casino case
(California) -- A Madera County Superior Court judge could rule later this year on whether Gov. Jerry Brown overstepped his authority in approving the North Fork Mono...

7/20/2013

article North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Wiyot Tribe Tribal Gaming Compact Referendum Enters Circulation
(California) -- Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced today that the proponent of a proposed referendum may begin collecting signatures for her measure.

7/16/2013

article Casino opponents get their day in court
(California) -- The saga of a controversial Indian casino that the Legislature approved last month gets another airing today -- this time, before a judge.
article Casino Opponents To Present Arguments In Madera Superior Court
(California) -- A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday over a proposed Indian gaming casino along Highway 99 in Madera County.
article Madera County judge examines governor's OK of planned Highway 99 casino
(California) -- A Madera County Superior Court judge could rule later this year on whether Gov. Jerry Brown overstepped his authority in approving the North Fork Mono...

7/11/2013

article Referendum seeks to block casino 35 miles from tribe's village
(California) -- Opponents of a Madera County Indian casino have lost with the Legislature but are hoping they can win with California voters.

7/10/2013

article California voters may decide fate of new Madera casino
(California) -- A decision on a new Indian casino in Madera could be headed to a statewide ballot in 2014. The casino would be built by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono...

7/9/2013

article Cheryl Schmit files referendum to block Madera County casino
(California) -- Opponents of a Madera County Indian casino have lost with the Legislature but are hoping they can win with California voters.
article Cheryl Schmit want voters to nix Madera Indian casino
(California) -- The debate over what some say would be California's first tribal casino on non-Indian land could be headed to the 2014 statewide ballot -- as critics...
article Referendum filing on North Fork pact
(California) -- A longtime tribal gaming watchdog has filed paperwork to give voters a say on the recently ratified casino compact between the state and the North Fork...

7/8/2013

article Indian casino project backed by Station Casinos moves ahead
(California) -- After nearly a decade of debate, a central California Indian casino project backed by Station Casinos moved a step closer last week toward actual...

7/7/2013

article Senators want new policies after North Fork casino approval
(California) -- When the North Fork Mono Indians’ casino compact squeaked through the state Senate, it became clear that legislative leaders are squeamish about...

7/6/2013

article Madera Indian casino gets approval
(California) -- North Fork Mono Rancheria Indians passed another milestone Wednesday in getting their Madera-area casino approved. Gov. Jerry Brown approved a compact...

7/5/2013

article Brown OKs another Indian casino for Central Valley
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians has gotten its formal state approval to build a casino near Highway 99 on 305 acres of land north of the...

7/4/2013

article Governor OKs North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indian casino
(California) -- The governor has given the go-ahead for a new casino in the Central Valley. The governor signed a bill to allow the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...

7/3/2013

article Gov. Jerry Brown OK's off-reservation Indian casino near Madera
(California) -- North Fork Mono Rancheria Indians passed another milestone Wednesday in getting their Madera-area casino approved.
article Jerry Brown clears way for controversial North Fork Rancheria tribal casino
(California) -- A Central Valley Indian tribe has earned the right to build a new casino with 2,000 slot machines near the city of Madera, thanks to a bill signed by Gov...
article Senate approves North Fork Rancheria casino
(California) -- The California State Senate passed AB 277 – the North Fork Rancheria State-Tribal Gaming Compact June 27 — one of the last hurdles leading to...

6/28/2013

article Madera casino a step closer with state Senate support
(California) -- A compact that spells out the rules for a 305-acre casino and resort project by the North Fork Mono Rancheria Indians along Highway 99 near Madera was...

6/27/2013

article California Legislature ratifies Madera casino deal for tribe
(California) -- The Senate approved on Thursday a controversial gambling compact to allow the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to build a casino in Madera...
article California Senate approves casino deal for North Fork tribe
(California) -- The state Senate gave final approval to a controversial new tribal casino that divided Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento and could reshape the...
article Senate approves casino compact
(California) -- The California State Senate passed AB 277 – the North Fork Rancheria State-Tribal Gaming Compact today, the last major hurdle leading to the...
article State Senate approves Madera County tribal casino
(California) -- The state Senate has approved a compact that will let the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians build a casino north of Fresno, nearly 40 miles from the...
article State Senate approves Madera County tribal casino
(California) -- A Central Valley Indian tribe will be allowed to build a casino along a major highway north of Fresno under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate...
article State Senate OKs North Fork tribe's plan for Highway 99 casino
(California) -- The state Senate voted 21-11 Thursday to allow the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to build a casino in Madera County.

6/9/2013

article California lawmakers in fight over tribal casino on Station Casinos-owned land
(California) -- When California voters approved Las Vegas-style gambling in 1998, proponents said it would be limited to places already recognized as American Indian...

6/5/2013

article Casino plan for Central Valley land spurs fight
(California) -- When California voters approved Las Vegas-style gambling in 1998, proponents said it would be limited to places already recognized as Indian lands.

5/21/2013

article Sen. Ricardo Lara cancels Las Vegas fundraiser
(California) -- Sacramento lobbyists and others looking forward to attending a mixed-martial-arts fight in Las Vegas with Sen. Ricardo Lara on Saturday will have to find...
article Station Casinos fundraiser for California lawmaker canceled after timing questioned
(California) -- A planned Station Casinos-hosted fundraiser in Las Vegas on behalf of a California lawmaker was abruptly canceled Tuesday after a Sacramento newspaper...

5/20/2013

article Las Vegas casino hosts fundraiser for California senator on eve of key vote
(California) -- A Las Vegas casino that stands to make millions if the California Legislature approves a gambling compact for a Fresno-area Indian tribe is hosting a...
article Riverside County supervisors oppose North Fork agreement
(California) -- Madera is a long ways from Riverside County, but Riverside County supervisors nevertheless have gone on record opposing the Brown administration’s...

5/16/2013

article Supervisors oppose off-reservation gaming bill
(California) -- The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to go on record opposing state legislation that would allow an American Indian tribe in...

5/15/2013

article Senate committee reviews controversial compact
(California) -- Things didn’t go smoothly in the Assembly earlier this month when the casino agreement between the Brown administration and the North Fork...

5/3/2013

article Assembly ratifies compact for tribal casino in Madera County; Humboldt tribe also will benefit
(California) -- The state Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved a compact authorizing the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to build an off-reservation casino north...
article BLOG: North Fork Casino nearly home free
(California) -- After a decade of work, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is closer than ever to opening its off-reservation casino in Madera County on Highway 99.
article Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Urges Senators to Reject the North Fork Compact Following Approval in Assembly
(California) -- Reggie Lewis, Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians had the following comment after the North Fork Compact’s razor-thin...

5/2/2013

article Assembly approves North Fork Rancheria tribal casino
(California) -- Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) employed a little legislative arm-twisting to persuade lawmakers to pass a measure that would allow a...
article Assembly ratifies state/Mono casino compact
(California) -- North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians took another big step this morning (May 2) towards a casino on Highway 99 near Madera as the State Assembly voted 41...
article California Assembly narrowly approves new off-reservation casino
(California) -- California's North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians is a step closer to getting a casino after the Assembly narrowly ratified a gambling compact...
article Inland tribes lose Assembly vote
(California) -- In a rare legislative setback for members of Inland Southern California’s powerful tribal casino industry, the Assembly narrowly passed legislation...
article North Fork casino compact passes Assembly
(California) -- Madera County's North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians is a step closer to getting a casino after the state Assembly narrowly ratified a gambling...
article North Fork Casino passes skin-of-its teeth vote
(California) -- Plans to build a casino off of Highway 99 in Madera County dodged a narrow bullet today with a vote by the state Assembly approving a gaming compact with...

5/1/2013

article Inland tribes oppose casino compact ahead of possible vote Thursday
(California) -- Lobbyists for and against a casino compact for a Central Valley tribe worked the state Capitol on Wednesday ahead of a possible ratification vote in the...
article Some Inland tribes oppose pact
(California) -- A pair of influential Riverside County tribes with casinos is trying to scuttle a gaming compact between the state and a Central Valley tribe that could...
article BLOG: North Folk Tribal Gaming Compact Deserves Ratification
(California) -- If you have never heard of the roughly 2,000 member North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, than I can assure you that you are not a member of the State...

4/10/2013

article Bill introduced to proceed with Mono casino
(California) -- Assembly Bill 277, a bill that will serve as the vehicle to ratify the compact between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians for the...

4/3/2013

article BETHEL-FINK: Monos and others roamed
(California) -- The myth that the first peoples of this region lived in segmented tribal territories somehow clearly marked and separated from those used and occupied by...

4/1/2013

article Group sues governor to stop Madera casino
(California) -- A Sacramento area-based group and a Madera County resident filed a lawsuit in Madera County Superior Court last week in an attempt to stop the North Fork...

3/27/2013

article Coalition launches website opposing Madera casino
(California) -- A coalition of elected officials, businesses, Indian tribes and concerned citizens have launched a campaign aiming to put a stop to a proposed Madera...
article BROWN: Off-reservation casino
(California) -- We the members of the Chowchilla Tribe of Yokuts have the rightful claim to the ancestral land on which the North Fork Rancheria plans to build a casino...

3/2/2013

article An Open Letter to Tribal Leaders: Tribes Fighting Tribes Hurts All Indians
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California recently became only the sixth tribe in the past 25 years to successfully navigate the Secretarial...

1/31/2013

article Madera Co. Casino Receives Go Ahead
(California) -- A tentative go ahead has been given for land transfers for two off reservation Indian casinos in the Central Valley The U.S. Department of the Interior...

1/29/2013

article D.C. judge declines to block Madera casino
(California) -- Opponents of a proposed casino in Madera County failed Tuesday to convince a Washington, D.C.-based federal judge to block the project with a temporary...

1/10/2013

article Chukchansi files suit to stop Mono casino on 99
(California) -- The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians has filed a lawsuit that could delay the groundbreaking for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...

12/28/2012

article Lawsuit Filed Against Proposed Casino
(California) -- Another legal challenge is standing in the way of a proposed casino near Madera. The latest lawsuit was filed by Madera residents, including clergy...
article Ministers join lawsuit against Madera casino
(California) -- A new legal challenge has been filed against the North Fork Mono Indians' proposed casino and resort project near Madera -- and more legal challenges...

12/3/2012

article STUTZ: Tribe with Station Casinos agreement gains OK for project
(Las Vegas) -- A California Indian tribe that has a nearly decade-old management agreement for Station Casinos to operate an off-reservation casino, received federal...
article Yuba County tribal casino gets step closer with federal approval
(California) -- A proposed Indian casino in Yuba County cleared another legal hurdle when the U.S. government officially placed a 40-acre parcel in trust.

11/30/2012

article Madera land set aside for casino / North Fork rancheria gets federal OK to build along Highway 99.
(California) -- The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to put land north of Madera in trust for a proposed off-reservation casino by the North Fork Rancheria of...
press release Mono tribe gets land approval from Bureau of Indian Affairs
(California) -- After nearly a decade of rigorous planning, the finale major hurdle for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been cleared that will allow the...

11/15/2012

article Our View: Consistent casino policy needed
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in Northern California plans to build a "gaming and entertainment resort." It will include a casino...

9/15/2012

article Lehman: North Fork Rancheria's 'exceptional circumstances'
(California) -- "Reservation shopping" and "off reservation casinos" are clever phrases used by opponents to vilify efforts by the North Fork...

9/6/2012

article Governor approves Highway 99 Mono casino
(California) -- Governor Jerry Brown approved the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians' plans last Friday to build a multi-million dollar casino on Highway 99, north...

9/1/2012

article Brown OKs off-reservation casino for North Fork indians
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown broke with the status quo Friday and approved an Indian casino and resort on Highway 99 in Madera County 36 miles away from the tribe...
article California's governor green lights Station Casino tribal casino
(Las Vegas) -- Two Las Vegas-style casinos, including one that is a partnership with Station Casinos LLC, will be built miles from their traditional reservation land in...

8/31/2012

article Brown approves North Fork Rancheria's casino in Madera
(California) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved casino proposals from two Native American tribes that will allow the facilities to be built miles away from the...
article Gov. Brown approves North Fork's Madera casino
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a controversial off-reservation casino in Madera on behalf of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.
press release Governor Approves Building of Indian Gaming Casino Off Hwy 99 in Madera County
(California) -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today concurred with the Department of the Interior’s decisions to allow 305 acres in Madera County to be placed in...
article Governor Approves Madera Co. Casino Project
(California) -- Governor Jerry Brown has signed a tribal state gaming agreement. It allows the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to build a massive casino and hotel...
article Green Light for Madera County Indian Casino
(California) -- It was a big victory for the Mono Indian Tribe. For almost a decade the tribe has been pushing to build a multi-million dollar, mega casino in Madera...
article North Fork casino in Madera County OK'd by governor
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday afternoon that he will allow construction of a 305-acre casino and resort on Highway 99 in Madera County that will be...

8/24/2012

article Opponents say CA tribal casino would hurt public worker pension funds
(California) -- With just a week left for Gov. Jerry Brown to decide the fate of two off-reservation casino proposals, opponents are arguing that approval of one of them...
article Decision on Mono casino expected next week
(California) -- It was 10 years ago that the North Fork Mono Rancheria began the complicated planning process for a multi-million dollar casino on Highway 99, north of...

8/23/2012

article FINK: This Indian casino isn't a gamble
(California) -- There is just one part of the Aug. 19 editorial "A bad bet on Indian casinos” that we agree on: “There should be some flexibility for...

4/19/2012

article Chukchansi pressure is inappropriate to some
(California) -- Representatives of several groups and businesses in the county say they've felt pressured by Chukchansi tribal officials to come come out against the...

4/11/2012

article Tribe accused of strong-arm tactics
(California) -- Representatives of two eastern Madera County organizations that receive funding from the tribe that runs Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino say they...

4/3/2012

article Mono casino opposed by some / Supervisor Wheeler takes issue with Sen. Feinstein's statements
(California) -- Representatives of a Madera based ministerial association and others opposing the proposed $250 million casino on 305 acres at Avenue 17 and Highway 99...

3/13/2012

article Hwy 99 casino opponents lobby today in Capitol
(California) -- Madera-area residents are lobbying state officials today in Sacramento to halt a 305-acre casino and resort that the North Fork Mono Indians want to...

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