Off-reservation bill in Wisconsin in limbo

A bill to add more hurdles to off-reservation casinos in Wisconsin appears to be dead.

The state Assembly voted 57-38 in favor of Bill 205. It requires the Legislature, in addition to the governor, to approve off-reservation casinos.

Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson (D) said she doesn't plan to bring the bill up for a vote in the Senate. She represents a district that includes Beloit, where two Chippewa bands want to build an off-reservation casino.

The bill mainly targets the Menominee Nation's proposed off-reservation casino. The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which operates an off-reservation casino in downtown Milwaukee, opposes the Menominee project.

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