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Tribe breaks ground on Glendale casino

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© CBS 5 News / Groundbreaking on the casino on Aug. 28, 2014. © CBS 5 News / Groundbreaking on the casino on Aug. 28, 2014.
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

A southern Arizona tribe didn't let lawmakers' efforts keep it from breaking ground on a casino project in the city of Glendale.

The Tohono O'odham Nation held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning. Some Glendale officials joined tribal leaders for the ceremony. 

Supporters say the agreement between the city and the tribe to build the casino will boost the economy and provide jobs.

Opponents say the project is an expansion of casino gambling within the Phoenix area, where other tribes already operate several casinos.

Members of Arizona's congressional delegation including senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have proposed legislation to halt the casino project, but that legislation has yet to move forward.

The casino would be located near the stadium that is home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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