Schwarzenegger Names Lead Indian Casino Negotiator
The governor selected Daniel Kolkey as the man for the job. Kolkey used to work for Governor Pete Wilson and he angered some tribes in the past with his handling of the state´s first gambling compacts.
Also, the governor´s chief legal counsel qualified Schwarzenegger´s campaign pledge of persuading tribes to contribute 25 percent of their gambling profits.
Kolkey says California´s compacts really don´t allow for that level of revenue sharing and he doesn´t think he can meet Schwarzenegger´s goal of getting $1 billion annually from tribes.
The tribes have flatly rejected those figures as unrealistic. The Governor unveils his budget plan tomorrow