Appeals Court Weighs Tribe's Quest For Casino Land In Mass.A Native American tribe's long running effort to secure sovereign land for a casino in Massachusetts is now in the hands of a federal appeals court in Boston.
House Approves Bill To Aid Casino Bid By Massachusetts TribeThe House has approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino.
After Trump Tweet, House Democrats Pull Bill That Could Have Revived Taunton CasinoDemocratic leaders have pulled two bills concerning Native American tribes from the House floor after President Donald Trump criticized one of the bills on Twitter and urged Republicans to oppose it.
Feds Approve Reservation For Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe As It Plans CasinoThe federal government officially designated Mashpee Wampanoag lands as a reservation on Friday, a move the Cape Cod tribe says paves the way for construction of a resort casino and establishment of a sovereign tribal nation within Massachusetts' borders.
Mashpee Wampanoags, Taunton Leaders Tout Benefits Of CasinoMashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.
Mass. Senate Approves Revised Casino Compact In TauntonThe Massachusetts Senate signed off Thursday on a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
Panel To Vote On Tribal Casino CompactAfter being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may finally be inching forward.
Massachusetts Signs New Casino Deal With Mashpee Wampanoag TribeGov. Deval Patrick is calling for swift ratification by the Legislature of a revised casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe that would provide the state with 17 percent of gambling revenues from a proposed tribal casino in Taunton.
Lawmakers Urged Not To Amend Casino Agreement Between Gov. Patrick, TribeLawmakers are reviewing the casino agreement between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
Gov. Patrick Reaches Casino Deal With Mashpee Wampanoag TribeGov. Deval Patrick's administration announced a tentative casino compact Wednesday with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
Taunton Voters Expected To Show Support For Resort-Style CasinoIf approved, Saturday's referendum in Taunton — while nonbinding — would mark the first time local residents have expressed support for a casino project at the ballot box since Gov. Deval Patrick signed the state's new gambling law last year.