Narragansett Casino Referendum Rejected - Tuesday 28th of March 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The group leading the effort to establish voter initiative in Rhode Island has rejected a call by the Narragansett Indian Tribe to support placing the proposed West Warwick casino on the November referendum ballot.

"The Voter Initiative Alliance said it would support the tribe's right to use the voter initiative process to place a constitutional amendment before voters.

"…The letter dated March 22 came in response to a Thomas letter to the group that the tribe had released publicly.

"In his March 15 letter, Thomas had called on the Voter Initiative Alliance 'to announce publicly its unconditional support of a constitutional amendment to 'let the people decide' the Narragansett Indian casino.'

"…The Voter Initiative Alliance is leading the campaign for a proposed constitutional amendment that would establish a process for Rhode Island voters to seek to amend state law or the state Constitution via ballot questions without the approval of the General Assembly.

"…In his letter to Thomas, Flanders said his group does not support or oppose the tribe's casino effort…"

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