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Senate Vote Applauded by Tribe

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Members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians applauded last week's affirmative vote 23-9 to ratify the tribe's Amended Compact.

"I want to thank the California State Senate for its bipartisan support of Senate Bill 957, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' 2006 Compact Amendment Ratification," said Richard M. Milanovich, chairman of the tribe. "This vote means that we are one step closer to an agreement that would bring some $1.8 billion for California - more money for our healthcare system, our schools, streets and highways, and other important priorities all while preserving the environment and protecting workers' rights as dearly as we defend the tenets of sovereignty."

The bill now moves to the Assembly for consideration.  "We greatly look forward to discussing the merits of this compact amendment with members of the State Assembly," Milanovich added.

For more information on the Amended Compact and all that it brings to California, please check the Tribe's website, www.GoodDealForCalifornia.com.

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