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CTBA Board Treasurer Robert Smith, Chairman of Pala Band of Luiseno Indians, to Testify at Assembly Hearing on Internet Poker

Robert Smith, Treasurer of the CTBA Board and Chairman of the Pala Band of Luiseno Indians, will testify at the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, during their informational hearing on Internet poker.

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CTBA Calls VAWA Law “Historic Collaboration”

The president is making a very clear statement about his commitment to protect women and families by his signing of VAWA. He is also being very clear about his support of Native American sovereignty, upholding a basic principle that supports our ability to govern our own lands and protect our wives, daughters, mothers and families.

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Pala (CTBA) Chairman Reacts to New Jersey Becoming Third State to Legalize Online Gaming

The Honorable Robert Smith, Chairman of Pala and CTBA, expresses disappointment over New Jersey online gaming bill, which weakens the eligibility requirements needed to obtain a gaming license.

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December Newsletter

This month's newsletter contains a message from Chairwoman Leslie Lohse; good news for Chairman Robert Smith; and information on Pechanga's land acquisition.

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Testimony of Leslie Lohse, Chairwoman of the California Tribal Business Alliance Board of Directors

Testimony of Leslie Lohse, Chairwoman of the California Tribal Business Alliance Board of Directors, at the Senate Governmental Organization Committee Hearing on Authorizing Internet Poker in California

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Letter to members of the Legislature from California Tribes expressing strong opposition to proposed intrastate internet poker legislation

Joint letter signed by nine California tribal leaders noting that while proponents have portrayed intrastate online poker as a potential financial benefit to the State, we believe their arguments fail to accurately reflect the fiscal, legal, technical and policy realities of this ill-conceived proposal. Dated February 9, 2010

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Genest Consulting Study

Genest Consulting study on the state revenue impacts of internet poker in California. Dated February 5, 2010

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Dredge Mining Legislation

The California Tribal Business Alliance lauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signature on SB 670 (Wiggins), which would put an immediate moratorium on instream motorized suction gold dredge mining. Dated August 6, 2009.

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Pauma Tribe to Help Casino Patrons, Families Face Gambling Addiction

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians announces that it has voluntarily obtained full certification in Problem Gambling Awareness for Casino Pauma employees from the California Council on Problem Gambling. Dated July 27, 2009

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Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians joins the California Tribal Business Alliance

The California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA) announced today that the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, based in Coarsegold, Calif., has joined the organization. Dated March 24, 2009

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Letter to the San Diego Union-Tribune responding to editorial on tribal casino regulation

California Tribal Business Alliance letter on behalf of four member tribes pointing out that state regulation of internal security standards is not necessary and would duplicate regulation of the exact same standards by the National Indian Gaming Commission. Dated May 8, 2008

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CTBA Statement Opposing CGCC 8

California Tribal Business Alliance statement in opposition to California Gambling Control Commission's proposed new regulation of Minimum Internal Controls outside of compact authority. Dated May 1, 2008.

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Legislative Scorecard on 2007 Votes to Ratify 2006 Compact Amendments

How members of the Assembly and Senate voted on seven bills ratifying 2006 tribal-state compact amendments and accompanying "memoranda of agreement" in 2007. January 8, 2008

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