This week, Adelind Hamilton illustrates the battle over the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes. The Governor argues the compacts expired at the start of the year. Many other state leaders and tribes argued the compacts automatically renewed. You can read all about the arguments and how it could impact education funding in this article by ENN’s Taylor Bryant.
The gaming compacts opened up a divide between legislative leaders and the Governor. It is a divide that seems to be widening and could have further policy and political ramifications down the road.