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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona

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Tribal voters approved a proposal under which 35 percent of the tribe's casino profits will be distributed to individual members. Community Relations Director Janet Johnson said the proposal was approved by a vote of 1,503 to 307 Sept. 21. The tribe has about 6,200 members. "Getting this money is something that belongs to use," said Tony Santo, 33. Opponents said the distribution would take money away from such community needs as schools, roads and housing. Since the tribe has never made profit figures public, there was no immediate indication how much the per capita payout would be or the total cost in terms of reduced tribal revenue.

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