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Assembly could vote Thursday on Rohnert Park casino

Legislation ratifying a compact between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to open a 3,000-slot machine casino in Rohnert Park is scheduled to come before the Assembly today.

The bill, AB 517, was approved by the state Senate last week.

Assemblyman Isidore Hall, D-Los Angeles, who is sponsoring the measure plans to take it up today in the floor session beginning at 9 a.m. an aide said.

It is an urgency statute, meaning that it would take effect immediately rather than in 2013.

The tribe, which has been pushing the casino project for almost a decade, plans to begin construction this summer if it secures final approval from the Legislature and the U.S. Interior Department.

— Press Democrat


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