Quechan Tribe Close to Gambling Agreement
As reported by the Yuma Sun: "After more than a year of feeling like the ball in a political pingpong game, the Quechan Tribe appears on the brink of securing a new gambling agreement. "The California State Assembly voted 50 to 1 last week to ratify a new compact with the Quechan Tribe that sets regulations under which the tribe can build and operate a new casino. The legislation is scheduled to go to the Senate floor today, where it could receive its final state approval. "After Senate approval, the compact must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Interior for final approval, which Felix Montague, chairman of the tribe's construction committee, said he expects to 'be a formality.' "Quechan Tribal President Mike Jackson Sr. said on Monday that he's been told by Senate leadership the bill likely will pass. "The tribe needs the new compact with the state of California to construct a proposed casino and resort off Interstate 8 at the Algodones exit."
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