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Arizona tribal casino funding delayed

6 February 2008

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona -- As reported by the Arizona Independent: "The terms and conditions between the Navajo Nation and the Gaming Enterprise had not been completed as of last week, meaning that final Budget & Finance Committee approval of investing $35 million of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund for gaming is expected to be delayed, according to Chairman LoRenzo Bates.

"B&F is scheduled to hear the hear a report on the terms and conditions today and Bates said he fully expects the legislation to get tabled.

"...Navajo Nation Delegate Leonard Tsosie said the issue of using the land acquisition fund needs to be brought back before Council, adding that B&F and Resources Committee do not have jurisdiction over gaming..."

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