SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator has canceled a Las Vegas fundraiser after a newspaper reported that the host of the party could benefit from pending legislation.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/16LqyuD ) that Saturday's $3,000-per-person event for Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara, of Bell Gardens, was to be hosted by Station Casinos LLC.
The Las Vegas-based gambling company could earn millions of dollars if the Legislature and governor approve a casino agreement with a Fresno-area Indian tribe. The company would operate the casino for seven years.
A bill authorizing the casino passed the Assembly and awaits a vote in the Senate.
Lara's staff issued a statement to the Bee after its initial article, saying the fundraiser was canceled. The statement says the event was called off "to ensure there's no perception of any conflict."
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com