aaron payment http://michiganradio.org en Federal court lifts injunction blocking Lansing casino project http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-court-lifts-injunction-blocking-lansing-casino-project <p>A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction that was standing in the way of a casino in downtown Lansing.</p><p></p><p>The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build a casino next to Lansing’s convention center.</p><p></p><p>Michigan’s Attorney General asked for and got a federal court to prevent the tribe from moving ahead with its plans. The attorney general says the tribe’s casino would violate agreements between the state and Michigan’s Native American tribes.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:54 +0000 Steve Carmody 15751 at http://michiganradio.org Federal court lifts injunction blocking Lansing casino project Striking a new deal with some Michigan's Native American tribes on gaming revenue http://michiganradio.org/post/striking-new-deal-some-michigans-native-american-tribes-gaming-revenue <p>The state of Michigan is trying to negotiate a new agreement with six Native American tribes that could mean a lot of money for the state.</p><p>Since 1993, the state of Michigan has had an agreement with the tribes (Saginaw Chippewa, Grand Traverse, Lau Vieux Desert, Sault Ste Marie, Bay Mills and Hannahville) concerning gambling revenues.&nbsp;&nbsp; That gaming compact is up for its regular review this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Snyder wants to renegotiate the compact.&nbsp; A spokesman for the governor declined to say what’s being discussed.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Aaron Payment is the chairman of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, which operates five casinos in the U.P. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13950 at http://michiganradio.org Striking a new deal with some Michigan's Native American tribes on gaming revenue