US House bill aims to stop Glendale casino
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:23 am
US House bill aims to stop Glendale casino Associated Press |
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area.
It passed by a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, which didn’t vote on a similar bill last year.
The bill seeks to prevent more casinos from opening on Phoenix metropolitan area land designated as a reservation after April 2013.
The Tohono O’odham Nation unveiled plans in 2009 to build a resort and casino in Glendale.
Opponents have argued a 2002 voter-backed compact barred more casinos from opening in metro Phoenix.
A federal judge ruled the tribe’s plans don’t violate the compact. The state and the Gila River Indian Community have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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