House votes down casino plan 06/29/08
ROMULUS The U.S. House of Representatives voted 298-121 Wednesday to reject the plan for casinos to be built in Romulus and Port Huron. The proposals were for casino contracts to go to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewas and Bay Mills Indian Community.
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