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Lawmaker seeks to cut provision for Oneida Nation liquor

A Wisconsin lawmaker is seeking to revoke a provision in the state budget that allowed the Oneida Nation to bypass the village of Hobart for a liquor license.

Rep. Jim Steineke (R) said the tribe should have to go through the village. "I don't see why special provisions should be put in there to allow them to circumvent the process," he told The Green Bay Press Gazette.

The provision came about after the tribe purchased a golf course. The village, whose director of community development and tribal affairs is Elaine Willman, the former leader of an anti-Indian group, was placing numerous conditions on the sale.

The state-awarded liquor license expires in two years.

Get the Story:
Oneida Tribe of Indians liquor licensing procedure challenged (The Green Bay Press Gazette 4/15)

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