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Conflict could be in the cards for Pala, Pechanga


Last updated 9/7/2007 at Noon

Two Indian gaming groups made a pre-emptive strike against potential statewide ballot measures that could pit a pair of local competitors – the Pechanga and Pala tribes – against each other in February.

Leaders of the Pechanga tribe, which operates one of three casinos targeted in the possible measures, took the offensive long before the Oct. 8 deadline set for proponents to collect nearly 434,000 signatures of registered voters. The measures, if they qualify for the ballot, would seek to overturn gambling agreements or “compacts” negotiated by Gov. Schwarzenegger.

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