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Parkinson against Park City casino

Good for Gov. Mark Parkinson for laying out his opposition to a tribal casino in Park City. In a letter this month to Larry Echo Hawk, assistant secretary of Indian affairs for the Obama administration, Parkinson seconded Attorney General Steve Six's position that, as the governor wrote, "if the Wyandotte Nation were permitted to build a gaming facility on the Park City land, the will of the people of Sedgwick County, Kan., would be frustrated." Parkinson also argued that such a tribal casino would reduce tax revenue from the state-owned casino to be built in Sumner County. Earlier this month, Parkinson notified the tribe that the state will enter negotiations for a Class III Gaming facility in Wyandotte County. But the governor's letter sends the welcome signal that the state doesn't view a Wyandotte County deal as clearing the way for a Park City deal.

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