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Editorial: Fast decision needed on Menominee Nation casino

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Artist's rendering of the proposed Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Image from Casino Kenosha

Newspaper calls on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to make a decision as soon as possible on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino:
Approval of the proposed Kenosha casino would have been a nice sugarplum for southeastern Wisconsin, but Gov. Scott Walker has decided to postpone that decision — possibly for as long as 11 months.

That seems a long time for an area that is thirsting for the 3,300-plus jobs that the $808 million casino would provide in our corner of the state, which is beset by chronically high unemployment rates. And the 1,400 construction jobs — temporary though they would be — would also be welcome news.

Still, we can’t fault the governor for his go-slow approach. He is trying to broker a win-win agreement between the Menominee, which is proposing the casino, and the Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk tribes which have casinos of their own in the central and southeastern parts of the state and don’t want the competition.

Get the Story:
Editorial: Prompt casino decision necessary (The Racine Journal Times 12/29)

Also Today:
Fate of Menominee casino proposal unclear heading into new year (The Green Bay Press Gazette 1/1)

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