Monday, June 19, 2006

Multnomah County casino won't make the ballot

Looks like the Grand Rhonde Tribe will have one less casino to submarine. At least for now:

Backers of a proposed casino in east Multnomah County said Monday they will wait until 2008 to ask voters to change the state Constitution to allow what would be the state's first non-tribal gambling complex.

Roger Gray, the political consultant for entrepreneurs Bruce Studer and Matthew Rossman, said backers simply ran out of time to qualify initiatives for the Nov. 7 ballot.

The group sponsoring this particular casino initiative have pulled a TABOR by refusing to reveal who the money people are behind this plan. Gray says the backers will reveal who the funders are "later on this year".