McCrory Aides Worked On SC Tribe's NC Casino Idea

RALEIGH (AP) - Internal documents show Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months discussing a South Carolina Indian tribe's proposal to build a gambling casino in North Carolina, then worked to disown the idea after social conservatives and lawmakers opposed it.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the talks included splitting revenues that could have meant millions of dollars for the state treasury.

Internal documents released under the state public records law show the governor's office played an active role in considering the project, twice briefing McCrory and communicating regularly with attorneys for the tribe.

But a day after news surfaced in August that the Catawba wanted a Cleveland County casino about a half-hour west of Charlotte, an internal McCrory administration memo told officials to emphasize the governor's lack of involvement.

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