NEW PACT WITH CASINO TRIBE: JACKSON. (AP) — State lawmakers are ratifying a new agreement with an Indian tribe that runs a popular Northern California casino.
The compact Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated with the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians replaces a 1999 compact that was set to expire in 2020.
The new 20-year agreement lets the tribe operate up to 1,800 slot machines, 200 less than under the old compact. The tribe based 50 miles southeast of Sacramento has 18 voting members. Its Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort employs about 1,200 people.
The casino has 1,650 slot machines, 36 table games, five restaurants, and an 86-room hotel. The tribe tells lawmakers it has no current plans to expand.
2 DROWN NEAR ISLETON PUBLIC DOCKS IN SACRAMENTO RIVER
ISLETON (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from the Sacramento River after the pair drowned near the Isleton public docks.
A man jumped off the public docks in the early afternoon Sunday. The man then began to have some sort of issue in the water and was swept downstream by the current.
Officials say another man jumped from a private dock to try to help the first man. Both men disappeared under the water due to the swift current and cold water.
TESLA IN LINE FOR $15 MILLION IN CALIFORNIA TAX CREDITS: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is proposing a $15 million tax credit to electric vehicle-maker Tesla Motors after California lost out in a heated bidding war for the company’s new battery plant.
The Democratic governor’s GO-Biz agency on Monday announced 63 proposed tax credits totaling $49.5 million. The companies promise to create more than 11,000 jobs.
The Tesla credit would offset taxes for the Fremont-based company to buy manufacturing, research and development equipment, buy property and hire 4,400 workers.