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Detroit Mayor testifies against casinos

5 February 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- As reported by the Detroit News: "Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will testify before the House Natural Resources Committee here Wednesday to oppose a bill to allow Indian casinos in Romulus and Port Huron, the committee announced Monday.

"Two bills in Congress would allow Indian-run casinos to directly compete with Detroit's three casinos. Five Michigan lawmakers will testify on both sides of the issue.

"...The two bills being considered would allow two new casinos in Port Huron and Romulus in exchange for resolving land claims around Charlotte Beach in the Upper Peninsula..."

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