48 - Indian gambling referendum

If it passes

Proposition 48 would preserve two gambling compacts between the state of California and Native American tribes: the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians near Yosemite and the Wiyot Tribe near Humboldt Bay.

The agreements authorize a casino in Madera County, 38 miles from the North Fork's reservation, with up to 2,000 slot machines. They also prevent the Wiyot Tribe from building a casino on its Humboldt County land.

The agreements, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and ratified by the Legislature, require annual payments averaging $10 million by the North Fork to the state and local governments over 20 years. Under the Wiyot compact, the group receives a share of the Madera County casino's earnings.

Endorsements

Los Angeles Times Editorial

Support

  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor State of California
  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman Board of Supervisors, Madera County
  • Robbie Hunter, President State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
  • Robbie Hunter, President State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
  • John Anderson, Sheriff Madera County Sheriff’s Office
  • Debi Bray, President Madera Chamber of Commerce

Oppose

  • David Rogers, Madera County Supervisor
  • Henry Perea, Fresno County Supervisor
  • Manuel Cunha, Jr., President Nisei Farmers League
  • Gary Archuleta, Tribal Chairman Mooretown Rancheria

Tracking the money

$19.4 million has been raised

Support
$823,355
Oppose
$18,534,976

Search contributions

Contributions by state

Support

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State Amount %
California $428,355 52.0%
Other $395,000 48.0%

Oppose

$1
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$100K
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State Amount %
California $14,528,706 78.4%
Other $4,006,270 21.6%

Contributions by special interest

Sector Support Oppose Total
Native American tribes $403,006 $14,491,706 $14,894,711
Financial services $0 $4,006,270 $4,006,270
Hospitality $395,000 $27,000 $422,000
Political campaign $15,741 $0 $15,740
Union $8,333 $0 $8,333
Consulting $1,275 $0 $1,275

Top contributors in support

# Name Contributions# Total
1. North Fork Rancheria Of Mono Indians 7 $403,006
2. station casinos, llc 4 $395,000
3. Democratic State Central Committee of California 8 $15,410
4. plumbers and pipefitters u.a. local #246 cope committee small contributor committee 1 $5,000
5. steamfitters local 342 pac 1 $2,500
6. daniel bonilla, daniel bonilla 2 $1,175
7. Working Families Issues Committee, Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1 $833
8. california federation of teachers-cope prop/ballot committee 3 $330
9. nikki symington, symington communications 1 $100
10. Station Casinos, LLC and North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians 4 $0

Top contributors in opposition

# Name Contributions# Total
1. Table Mountain Rancheria 28 $12,228,361
2. Brigade Capital Management, LLC Through Affiliated Entities 37 $3,666,780
3. pechanga band of luiseno indians 3 $1,033,345
4. Chukchansi Economic Development Authority 2 $525,000
5. United Auburn Indian Community of The Auburn Rancheria 4 $500,000
6. Riva Ridge Recovery Fund LLC 11 $226,232
7. D Capital Management, LLC and Affiliated Entities 22 $113,258
8. Mooretown Rancheria 2 $105,000
9. Colusa Indian Community Council 1 $100,000
10. Club One Casino, Inc. 2 $25,000

Note: Committees campaigning for or against a proposition can contribute money to other committees working to support or oppose any of the propositions on the November ballot.

Credits: Lily Mihalik, Maloy Moore, Anthony Pesce.