Oregon gets more time for casino plan

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Friday, March 08, 2013

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs granted Oregon an extra 60 days to comment on the Coquille Indian Tribe's proposed Medford casino.

The state now has until May 6 to weigh in on the application. Kitzhaber’s spokesman, Tim Raphael, said the state wants to see the casino’s business plan and gauge the potential impact.

Kitzhaber has previously opposed efforts by other tribes to build second casinos in Oregon, contending it violates the spirit of a long-standing agreement to limit casinos to one per tribe.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.

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