Snyder declines to OK U.P. casino’s relocation
LANSING (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declined to OK an American Indian tribe’s proposal to relocate a casino in the Upper Peninsula.
The governor’s office said he was open to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s plan to close a casino near Marquette and open a larger one at the former county airport. But he said the tribe declined to discuss a broader deal under which it would continue sharing some revenue with the state even if gambling is expanded in Michigan.
Snyder said Tuesday the Keweenaw tribe is the only one that has a casino agreement still letting it stop sharing revenue with the state if future gambling competition develops.
The governor also wants to make sure tribal businesses collect taxes on transactions with non-American Indians.