Thread: Proposed IGRA Amendments
This past Wednesday, the House Resources Committee passed H.R. 4893 by 27-9. The bill, introduced by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), is called the Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes, or the RIGHT bill.
Reiterating an unpopular position, U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., said that tribal casinos, as government-operated businesses, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (see "Congressman: Tribes Should Be Exempted From Labor Act").
Another twist in Wisconsin's roller coaster ride of Indian gaming and state public policy.
Recent action in Congress provides so much fodder for comment, it's hard to know where to start!
. . . and it’s apparent that the state has a huge amount of control over whether an off-reservation casino will open within its borders.
Most obvious, of course, is the governor’s veto power over the “best interests” exception, explained earlier. The governor can just say no. Period.