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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Maine Senate Confirms 50 of 51 Gubernatorial Nominees -
On September 30th, the Maine...more
In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “public agency” that is subject to its requirements (see Pub. Resources Code, § 21063)...more
While he is in the process of negotiating a new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, Florida Governor Rick Scott has jumped into the contentious debate on whether Internet gaming should be legal. In this, the Governor has...more
On May 14, six Senate Democrats, including Senate Banking Committee Members Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray asking that the CFPB consider the proposals included...more
After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location of an Indian casino in Glendale within the Phoenix metropolitan area...more
The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being challenged in state court litigation seeking to block the referendum from appearing...more
Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop gaming, a new problem has arisen, and this one may well insure that there...more
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its first detailed plan for commercial use of drones in the United States. This could mean that relatively inexpensive aerial tools may become available in the...more
Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues require unanimous agreement. However, Governor Scott Walker has...more
The Senate will convene today, Monday, October 28, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each....more
Domestic use of drones by Native American Indian tribal governments for resource management and public safety may be grounded before takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns that will play out...more
According to a Bloomberg report, the Chippewa-Cree tribe in Montana, as grounds for objecting to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued by the CFPB, has challenged the validity of Director Richard Cordray’s recess...more
More than 25 years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality of gambling on tribal lands. The issue culminated in a landmark decision in the United State Supreme...more
On May 8, 2013, Alberta’s Aboriginal Relations Minister introduced Bill 22, the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act, into the Legislature in an effort to provide Aboriginal groups in Alberta with the capacity and funding...more
Recent legislative discussions concerning tax reform have included the potential elimination of several federal provisions long considered sacred to state and local governments and untouchable by federal policymakers. Those...more
Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013
by Steven J. Getman, Esq.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the...more
On April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and on April 25 at 9:30 p.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold three separate American Indian and Alaska Native Public and...more
In This Issue:
- LATEST TRIBAL GAMING REVENUE REPORT: “TRIBAL GAMING IMPROVES DESPITE SLUGGISH ECONOMY”:
The annual “Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report” was released nationally on Wednesday, and the...more
In This Issue:
- INDIAN COUNTRY AND OBAMA’S CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR:
In March, Ken Salazar will leave his well-appointed office at the helm of the Department of the Interior and return to Colorado,...more
On August 7, the White House announced an expedited approval schedule for seven solar and wind projects on federal and tribal lands in Arizona, California, Nevada and Wyoming totaling 5,000 megawatts (MW) of energy-producing...more
In This Issue:
- General Legislative
- Budget, Appropriations
- Financial Services
- Health Care
- International, Defense, Homeland...more
In this issue:
- Graton’s Never-Ending Battle To Develop Gaming
The Graton Rancheria was federally recognized as an Indian tribe on December 27, 2000, by an Act of Congress. The Tribe has been continuously pursuing...more
Senator Chris Gerlach (R-Apple Valley) and Representative Keith Downey (R-Edina) introduced an Occupation Licensing bill (SF 1629 and HF 2002) on Monday that provides every person has the right to engage in “lawful...more
In This Issue:
- NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT FOCUSES ON INDIAN COUNTRY by Robert W. Stocker II
The 9th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit held in Seattle last Thursday and Friday was well attended by...more
In This Newsletter:
- What Is Massachusetts Really Proposing For Indian Gaming?
- IRS Requests Comments Regarding The Allocation Of Volume Cap For Tribal Economic Development Bonds
- The Battle Of Tallahassee: War...more
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