gaming compact http://michiganradio.org en U.S. Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for Lansing casino http://michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-ruling-may-pave-way-lansing-casino <p>A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week may pave the way for casino gambling in Michigan’s capitol city.</p><p></p><p>Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says a $245 million casino project has been “cleared for takeoff” by the high court’s decision in a different casino case.</p><p></p><p>State officials sued to close an off-reservation casino opened by the Bay Mills tribe. But the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday ruled against the state of Michigan, saying the tribe has sovereign immunity.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17770 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for Lansing casino 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 Casino gambling won't stop this weekend, despite the expiration of some tribal gaming compacts http://michiganradio.org/post/casino-gambling-wont-stop-weekend-despite-expiration-some-tribal-gaming-compacts <p>Casinos operated by six Native American tribes in Michigan will continue to operate even though the gaming compacts that allow them expire this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That will gives the state and the tribes more time to negotiate new compacts.</p><p></p><p>The agreements were originally made 20 years ago.</p><p></p><p>John Wernet is the legal counsel for the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. &nbsp;&nbsp;He says casinos are a critical source of revenue for the tribes.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 15488 at http://michiganradio.org Casino gambling won't stop this weekend, despite the expiration of some tribal gaming compacts In this morning's headlines: Campaign finance, fungal meningitis and gaming compact http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-campaign-finance-fungal-meningitis-and-gaming-compact <p><strong>Governor Snyder supports campaign finance law changes</strong></p><p>"Governor Snyder says he tentatively supports some major changes to Michigan’s campaign finance laws. The State Senate acted earlier this month to double the amount individuals can donate to state lawmakers’ campaigns. It would require some additional financial disclosure from those campaigns," Sarah Cwiek reports.</p><p><strong>Officials to discuss a development in last years fungal meningitis outbreak</strong></p><p>"Victims of last year's fungal meningitis outbreak aren't holding out much hope they'll receive compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Officials will hold a news conference today to discuss a development in the investigation. Twenty two people from Michigan died in the outbreak," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Gaming compact expires Saturday</strong></p><p>"At the end of this week the 1993 gaming compact between the state of Michigan and six native American tribes officially expires. Some say theoretically, if the gaming compact is allowed to expire, the tribes should not be able to legally operate their casinos. However it’s doubtful the state would attempt to force the casinos to close," Steve Carmody <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/deadline-looms-major-gaming-compact-between-state-michigan-and-tribal-governments">reports.</a></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:22:02 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15417 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Campaign finance, fungal meningitis and gaming compact Deadline looms for major gaming compact between the state of Michigan and tribal governments http://michiganradio.org/post/deadline-looms-major-gaming-compact-between-state-michigan-and-tribal-governments <p>A big deadline looms on November 30th that may affect the state’s casino industry.</p><p>Since 1993, <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mgcb/0,1607,7-120-1380_1414_2182---,00.html">six Native American tribes </a>(The Bay Mills Indian Community, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Hannahville Indian Community, the Lac Vieux Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa) have had deals in place with the state of Michigan to operate gambling facilities. The tribes operate 13 casinos.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15412 at http://michiganradio.org Deadline looms for major gaming compact between the state of Michigan and tribal governments 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