Washington D.C. –
Tulsa area Congressman John Sullivan introduces legislation to allow communities to have a say in casinos planned in their neighborhoods.
The Giving Local Communities a Voice in Tribal Gaming Act of 2012' is admittedly an outgrowth of Sullivan's battle to keep the Kialegee Tribal Town from building a casino in Broken Arrow.
He says "What I am doing is very simple, I am giving local government and the people they represent a chance to have their voice heard before a casino can set up shop in their neighborhood." Right now, he says there is no formal avenue for them to express concerns. Sullivan says his bill gives communities 120 days to formally object to a proposed gaming site.