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Michigan congress split over casino decision

19 February 2008

MICHIGAN -- As reported by the Crain's Detroit Business: "Legislation designating sites in Port Huron and Romulus for Indian casinos is moving to votes in the full U.S. House and U.S. Senate, but the issue has split opinions within the Michigan congressional delegation.

"...U.S. Reps. John Conyers Jr. and Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, and others from the Congressional Black Caucus say the new casinos would be too close to Detroit's three commercial casinos and hurt their business. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick agrees and testified against the legislation in Washington.

"But supporters of the legislation include U.S. Reps. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, and Candace Miller, R-Harrison Twp., who say Romulus and Port Huron need the jobs and revenue casinos could bring..."

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