PHOENIX - U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, said today he opposes the plans of the
Tohono O'odham tribe to build a casino resort in Glendale.
"I share the concerns raised by Senator John McCain and Governor Jan Brewer
regarding the proposed casino's impact on the surrounding communities," Kyl said
in a press release. "I am also concerned about the precedent it would set for
gaming on newly acquired Indian trust lands. Therefore, I do not support the
Brewer has asked the tribe to withdraw its application to the U.S. Department of
Interior to take the proposed 135-acre site into federal trust and allow
construction of the casino.
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders insist they will pursue their plan despite the
growing political opposition.
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