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TRIBAL CASINOS
(2008-04-03)
(wgvu) - A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE GIVES A THUMBS-DOWN
TO TWO PROPOSED INDIAN CASINOS IN MICHIGAN.
THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTED YESTERDAY TO RECOMMEND THAT
THE FULL HOUSE REJECT SEPARATE MEASURES THAT WOULD ADVANCE THE
CASINOS IN ROMULUS AND PORT HURON.
COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN CONYERS SAYS THE LEGISLATION WOULD SET A
DANGEROUS PRECEDENT BY LETTING TRIBES BUILD OFF-RESERVATION
CASINOS. CONYERS IS A DEMOCRAT FROM DETROIT -- WHOSE MAYOR, KWAME
KILPATRICK, CONTENDS THE NEW CASINOS WOULD HURT THE CITY'S THREE
EXISTING CASINOS.
THREE OTHER STATE LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR THE LEGISLATION.
THEY HAVE SAID THE CASINOS WOULD CREATE JOBS AND IMPROVE MICHIGAN'S
ECONOMY.
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