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Budget provision favors Oneida Tribe, irks Hobart

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A provision in the new state budget allows the Oneida Indian Tribe to seek liquor licenses directly from the state, completely bypassing local municipalities. Budget writers singled out the Oneida Tribe for this benefit by saying it must be a reservation “no less than 60,000 acres not more than 70,000 acres.” The Oneida is the only tribe in Wisconsin to meet that criteria.

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