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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 pm, Sat Feb 1, 2014.

Lawmakers are urging the Navajo Nation to agree to limit its gambling operations to three existing casinos.

On Friday, the Legislature’s Committee on Compacts voted to send an agreement on the terms and conditions of the Navajo gaming business back to the governor and the tribe for further negotiations.

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  • Arthur Espinoza posted at 8:03 am on Thu, Feb 6, 2014.

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    It is strongly recommended that the Legislature do not approve or recommend adding more Casinos in New Mexico..Sure the Indians make money but the poor people are spending the little money they have at the casinos HOPING to make more money which DOES NOT HAPPEN. The little money that they get from assistance from the State goes to the casinos... Nothing against the Casinos presently operating but no need to add more...

     

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Mar. 2 — Albuquerque NOW (National Organization for Women), celebrate Women's History and equal rights, Rotunda, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 4 — Charter School Day at the Legislature Rotunda, Press Conference 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Halls of History, Westside 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 6 — Asian American & International District Day, Rotunda, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Mar. 21 — Session ends at noon

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• January 20 Opening day (noon)

• February 19 Deadline for introduction

• March 21 Session ends (noon)

• April 10 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed

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