Tribes Want Talks With New Governor
Ten of the 94 California Indian tribes that have or want casinos say they are willing to negotiate with Governor Schwarzenegger.
The new governor made obtaining a “fair share” of their gambling profits a key campaign promise.
The 10 say they are open to giving the state a portion of the revenue that would be produced if they are allowed to operate additional slot machines.
The 10 were among 21 tribes that made a similar offer to former Governor Davis. He had little luck negotiating with the tribes before he was recalled by voters.
Schwarzenegger spokesmen aren´t immediately commenting.