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10/02/08 - Riverside County set to collect $13M payout from tribes

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Coachella Valley and other Riverside County communities are back in business with tribal funds to help offset increased traffic and other impacts of casinos thanks to a bill that the governor signed into law. Assembly Bill 158 by Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Newark, could provide about $13 million for the county, part of a total of $30 million statewide from some gambling tribes. ‘‘It has a significant impact obviously on the city budget and our ability to provide additional gaming mitigation services,'' said Palm Springs City Manager David Ready.