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Schwarzenegger rallies support for casino expansion proposition

5 February 2008

SAN DIEGO, California -- As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in town Monday calling on voters to support propositions 94 through 97 in Tuesday's election. If approved, they would see four Southern California Indian tribes to pay higher gaming revenues to the state in return for being allowed to significantly expand their casinos.

"Schwarzenegger was surrounded by about two dozen local supporters at Monday's news conference at a paramedic training center in Kearny Mesa. He told voters that the new revenue would help pay for the state's education, health care costs and public safety.

"...The new compacts would require the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Mission Indians and Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation to pay up to 25 percent of their net gaming revenues to the state. Over the course of two decades, the state could add more than $9 billion to the state budget, Schwarzenegger said..."

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