"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on continued efforts by the Passamaquoddy an
"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on continued efforts by the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indian tribes to expand gambling in Maine. The Passamaquoddy Tribal Council made a $10,000 donation to a political action committee called Majority For Maine II, the principal officer of which is Rep. Patrick Colwell, D-Gardiner. In exchange, Colwell was allegedly to push for the tribe to open a high-stakes bingo hall as part of a resort development in Calais. Colwell denies any role in the plan. Meanwhile, Chief Barry Dana of the Penobscot tribe introduced a proposal for the two tribes, plus Connecticut's Pequots, to take over the slot-machine operation scheduled for Bangor Raceway. The amendment was killed in a legislative committee.
Diamon, Al, ""Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on continued efforts by the Passamaquoddy an" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1544.