Past News Articles 2008
October 14, 2008 -- Pechanga Indian Reservation, CA
Pechanga Tribe gets Land Preserve
San Diego-Union Tribune
NORTH COUNTY — President Bush last week signed legislation turning over more than 1.7 square miles of federal land to the Pechanga Indian band for use primarily as a wildlife preserve. The land includes 119 acres in San Diego County.
The Temecula-area tribe has been seeking the land for years, saying it is important to the tribe's culture and history.
The law transferring the land limits how the tribe can use it. The tribe is not allowed to build a casino or any structure except those supporting wildlife, and is to maintain public access.
Also included in the transfer is an 20-acre Indian burial ground near Lake Elsinore.
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January 7, 2008 -- Sacramento, CAREPORT: Props 94, 95, 96 & 97 Expected To Generate $16 Billion in Revenue Sharing Payments and Taxes (including $10.2 Billion to State General Fund); $44.5 Billion in Wages; 875,500 Jobs
Nationally Recognized Expert on Economics of Indian Gaming Releases Findings
SACRAMENTO, CA — The Coalition to Protect California's Budget & Economy today released the results of a study conducted by Alan Meister, Ph.D., an economist with Analysis Group, Inc., on the potential economic and fiscal benefits of Propositions 94, 95, 96 & 97. Dr. Meister's findings show the net direct total statewide fiscal benefits over the life of the amended compacts included in the initiatives are approximately $16 billion, including:
- $10.2 billion in revenue sharing payments to the State's General Fund;
- $5.4 billion in State and local taxes;
- $275 million in revenue sharing payments to local governments and;
- $128 million in revenue sharing payments to non-gaming tribes.
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