U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is wading into the fight with federal legislation on the issue.
It should be noted that tribal gaming is generally not an issue for the larger cities in California. State policy that has been appoved by voters have placed tribal gaming facilities in the rural areas of California where trust land is located.
Opponents of urban casinos in the Bay Area have a powerful ally in Washington: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Feinstein, a Democrat and California’s senior senator, has proposed changes in the law that would make it harder for tribes to take new lands into trust.
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