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Political eBriefs 2016

CTBA Political eBrief Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Trust status grants our tribe full control of our land and its uses. With more land potentially being placed into trust status, we can pursue more housing for our citizens or create more jobs for our citizens through potential economic opportunities.” Joe Byrd, Cherokee Tribal Council Speaker, in the Muskogee Phoenix. --- “We look forward to restoring the path to self-sufficiency and having an opportunity to provide for our members and the local community,” Vickey Macias, Cloverdale Racheria Tribe, in the SFGate.

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CTBA Political eBrief Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"I don't want to get you in trouble with New Jersey, but do you have any thoughts or observations as to why there would be a reluctance to have the two most mature, best gaming jurisdictions come together on online poker? Brian Sandoval, NV Governor, in Casino City Limits. --- “We have conceptual plans for every part of the entire nearly 400 acres,” Kevin Brown, Mohegan Tribal Chairman, speaks of tribal hospital plans in the Day.com.

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CTBA Political eBrief Monday, May 16, 2016

“the United States government agreed to provide federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives with free health care,” Bernie Sanders, US State Senator, in the Frisky. --- "Their actions today are inconsistent with the mission of AIGA, which is to promote tribal gaming and to unify Arizona tribes through that effort. The Tohono O’odham Nation will continue to support AIGA’s mission and efforts," Tohono O’odham Nation, in the Indianz.

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CTBA Political eBrief Friday, May 13, 2016

“I am hoping this panel and the statements that were made about why it doesn’t make sense to allow (sports betting) to go underground and run by organized crime would lead us to some kind of legislation” Frank Pallone, NJ State Representative, in WLBZ2. --- “We must keep in mind that a patchwork of differing and contradictory state laws has the potential to negatively impact consumers, and harm further growth and innovation in the process.” Fred Upton, MI State Representative, in Santa Fe New Mexican.

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CTBA Political eBrief Thursday, May 12, 2016

“There should be clear rules of the road that lay out where DFS is going to be legal, how it is going to be regulated, and how consumers are going to be protected." George Freeman, president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association, in New Jersey.com. --- “This nation-to-nation agreement honors the work of the late Elouise Cobell and will restore tribal homelands for the benefit of current and future Blackfeet tribal members,” Sally Jewel, US Secretary of the Interior, in the Glacier Report.

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CTBA Political eBrief Wednesday, May 11, 2016

“The issue of daily fantasy sports leagues has been at the forefront of the news over the last few years…committee is providing a forum for all stakeholders to discuss the many aspects of this complicated issue.” Michael Burgess, TX State Representative, in The Hill.

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CTBA Political e-Brief Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"To do so would put us at a competitive disadvantage," said Kevin A. Dillon, the authority's executive director.---"We are competing with entities that aren't subject to freedom of information statutes." Kevin Dillon, Executive Director, CT Airport Authority, in the Courant.---"It can't get any better than this … I don't know of another corporate sponsor that does as much for the city of Philadelphia."Bob Brady, PA State Representative, in NewsWork.

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CTBA Political e-Brief Monday, May 9, 2016

"They are a tribe that depended on the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund for 20 years, and the first chance they get, they jettison everybody else,” John Peebles, Chukchansi tribal lawyer, in the Fresno Bee.---“We proposed to abide by the state ratification process, which includes consultation with and approval by the Legislature, but the mediator chose a process that is inconsistent with the state constitution and the right to referenda,” Gareth Lacy, spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, in the Fresno Bee.

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CTBA Political e-Brief Friday, May 6, 2016

“Each of these individuals brings a unique skill set and experiences that will benefit the administration as we address issues important to Alaska’s tribes,” said Governor Walker in a press release. “I have tasked this group with providing input on relevant topics and helping our administration to find opportunities for the state and tribes to work collaboratively.” Bill Walker, AK Governor, in KTUU.---"At the heart of sovereignty is the ability to govern on our own lands…We’ve awaited this decision for years." Delano Saluskin, WA Yakama Nation Vice Chairman in Indian Country Today Media Network.

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CTBA Political e-Brief Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Having a location for all cultures to come together and have celebrations related to the diversity in our community would be very healthy…And from a crime prevention perspective, the healthier activities we have in our community the better.” Karl Jegeris, SD Rapid City Mayor and Chief of Police, in the Rapid City Journal.

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CTBA Political eBrief Wednesday, May 4, 2016

“The 68th Student Senate does not condone the wearing of headdresses because it inaccurately depicts the culture of the Seminole Tribe and we request that the wearing of headdresses no longer be permitted in any arena or FSU sanctioned event, FSU Student Senate, In the Miami Herald --- "All we're seeking is for the citizens of Rosebud to get what they've been promised here. We're not suing because the emergency room was shut down. We're suing because [the federal government] under law is required to deliver an open emergency room that provides reasonable medical care. The emergency room has been closed for five months — how long has the standard of care been below the acceptable standard and therefore below the promises that have been made to the tribe?" Timothy Purdon, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney, in AllGov

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CTBA Political eBrief Tuesday, May 3, 2016

“I urge you to consider the potential widespread harmful implications of online gambling, particularly for young people in California ... It is my strong belief that the bill should not be enacted and that Internet poker should be prohibited in California, beacause of its potential harmful effects.” Dianne Feinstein, US CA State Senator, in the Los Angeles Times. --- “Getting federally recognized when nobody said it would happen. Getting land into trust when nobody said it would happen. Getting the reservation proclamation when nobody said it would happen,” Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman, in Herald News.

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CTBA Political eBrief Monday, May 2, 2016

"Legislators regularly decry the lack of funding for poverty programs. Republicans espouse free-market economics. But there are exceptions. They’re perfectly willing to toss aside principles to vote to subsidize an already well-connected industry that includes wealthy horse owners. The industry understands the power of lobbying, the color of money and what it takes for a bill to become law. Consumer protection has nothing to do with it." - Sacramento Bee

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CTBA Political eBrief Friday, April 29, 2016

“This is an important day for MTGA and for Indian Country as a whole, as our agreement with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe provides further evidence of Indian Country's willingness to work together and share gaming expertise to attain the mutual benefits of self-sufficiency and diversification,” Bobby Soper, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority President, in avoyellestoday.com --- “I want to work with my counterparts to bring more awareness and understanding of this (Native American History),” John Hickenlooper, CO Governor, In USA Today HHS

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CTBA Political eBrief Thursday, April 28, 2016

“Working together with state leaders, we’re fighting to build a third gaming facility and mitigate these losses…This confirmation from the BIA is an important step in the process, and we want to thank everyone for their work.” Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, In GamingToday.com --- “I strongly believe states should be allowed to enact their own marijuana laws, and have consistently supported attempts to ensure federal laws do not interfere with them. I’m also an ardent supporter of tribal sovereignty, which is why I introduced this bill forbidding the federal government from considering marijuana production, possession, or sale as an adverse factor when disbursing federal funds.” Mark Pocan, US Wisconsin Representative, in TheOneFeather.com

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