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Tribe Wants Machines Banned Now

The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribue is calling on Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to certify into a law Sen. Bill 1011, the bill repealing instant gaming machines that was passed by the Legislature and later vetoed by Gov. Butch Otter. The tribe maintains that Otter's veto is void because it didn't occur within the five-day window allowed by the Idaho Constitution and Idaho Code for gubernatorial vetoes. Bill Roden, Boise attorney and lobbyist for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, delivered a letter to Denney requesting the certification today. “The Idaho Constitution is very straightforward when it comes to the veto process and the record is quite clear,” said Bill Roden. “Secretary Denney must follow the controlling Idaho statutes and affirm that S. 1011 became law on April 4, 2015.” Full news release by Heather Keen of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe here.'

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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