MICHIGAN - As reported by the Michigan Journal: "Romulus officials reveled in the news that the House bill that would allow an Indian casino to open in Romulus likely will face a vote in June.
"Mayor Alan Lambert said city officials met with U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn), who informed them that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will send the House bill onto the full House for a vote sometime in June.
"...Approval of the bill would settle a long-standing land claim by bands of the Chippewa Indians to build casinos in Port Huron and Romulus.
"The process of building a casino in Romulus progressed earlier this year when the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee advanced a bill that would allow the land claim by the Indian tribe to build a casino on land not deemed a reservation.
"A delegation of Romulus casino supporters testified about the economic development aspects of a casino Feb. 5 in front of the House Natural Resources Committee..."
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