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WUWM: Menominee Nation still waiting for off-reservation casino


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

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has yet to announce his decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino:
Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether Kenosha gets a huge tribal casino. But might he announce a decision sooner?

Questions are swirling about whether the tight governor’s race may hasten things. Looming over Walker, is his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs.

Tribal leaders from the Menomonee Nation say a casino would create jobs. But, two other tribes say their Wisconsin casinos would lose business.

The federal government approved the Menomonee Nation’s plan a year ago. It calls for building an 800 million dollar casino complex at the old dog racing track in Kenosha.

The federal nod put the decision in Gov. Walker’s hands, and he quickly laid out criteria for his approval. No net increase in gaming in Wisconsin, and the support of all 11 tribes here. Two remain opposed.

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