SALEM, Ore. – Oregon voters will soon weigh in on a proposed casino near wood village and now Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is getting in on the debate.
The Governor says he is firmly against the Grange Casino and today he filmed a campaign ad against Measure 82 and 83, which would authorize that casino. Kitzhaber say he is against the idea because of the state’s existing agreement with tribal governments.
Each tribe in the state has agreed to operate just one casino, as long as there was no competition from private casinos. If the measures are passed, the grange will be the first private casino in the state. Kitzhaber’s ads are expected to start airing next week.