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McCain, Flake introduce bill to block suburban Phoenix casino

PHOENIX — Arizona’s two U.S. senators are proposing legislation to block
construction of a Phoenix-area casino planned by a southern Arizona tribe.

If enacted, the bill introduced Monday by Republicans John McCain and Jeff
Flake would block the casino resort project planned by the Tohono O’odham Nation for a site on unincorporated land adjacent to Glendale.

The senators said in an announcement that their bill is a companion measure to
House legislation approved by that chamber and sponsored by Arizona Republican
Rep. Trent Franks.

The bill would prohibit the construction of any new Indian gambling operation
on unincorporated land in the Phoenix area that is not contiguous to an
existing Indian reservation.


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