Brown Signs Compact With Shingle Springs Miwoks
Governor Jerry Brown and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians have agreed to an amended tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Tribe.
Brown was Tuesday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".
The compact is designed to address fiscal challenges the Tribe has faced and to meet the requirements of federal law that the Tribe be the primary beneficiary of its gaming operation.
The amended compact will help the Tribe to continue funding programs in local communities that mitigate the impact of gaming activities and address gambling addiction. It includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures that the Tribe must take to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming facilities. It also restructures the Tribe's debt.
The compact allows the operation of a maximum of 3,000 slot machines.
Starting in 2015, the Tribe will pay to the state 15 percent of the casino's net win, less temporary credits. The compact requires regular audits of gaming operations and supersedes both the 1999 compact and 2008 amendment between the Tribe and the State of California.
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.
Written by Mark Truppner