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Tribal Gambling Provokes Heated Exchange

Three state lawmakers are backing Indian tribes´ call for a legislative investigation into the state´s gambling regulatory commission.

Campaign records show each of the three accepted tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from gambling tribes within the last election cycle.

It´s the latest in a series of increasingly heated exchanges between the California Nations Indian Gaming Association and the California Gambling Control Commission as negotiations begin over tribes´ gambling compacts with the state.

The association says the commission is violating tribal sovereignty with its rulings and regulations.