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Editorial: Make a decision on Menominee Nation casino project

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
More on: menominee, off-reservation, scott walker, wisconsin

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 on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino:
What more does Walker need to know? And what discussions with the interested parties need to be held? Who hasn't been talked to; who has not voiced an opinion? Two tribes remain adamantly opposed to the proposed casino; that fact alone should kill the casino proposal, based on Walker's own criteria, which says that all the tribes have to agree. Another criteria — no net new gaming — also would seem to kill the project. That's the right decision: no new casino.

But still Walker wanders the halls of the Capitol like a forlorn Hamlet, unable to make up his own mind. "To gamble or not to gamble?" And this comes with a cost: Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch has hired the Dykema Gossett law firm to help review the proposal; the firm is to be paid up to $500,000 for the work.

Why? Come on, governor, one way or the other: Make a decision.

Get the Story:
Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker should make a decision now on the Kenosha casino (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 3/10)

Another Opinion:
DART: Walker should make a casino decision [1st item] (The Kenosha News 3/9)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Press Release | Fact Sheet: Menominee Nation Decision | Section 20 Determination: Menominee Nation Off-Reservation Casino

Related Stories:
Column: Delay on Menominee Nation casino helps GOP's coffers (3/6)

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