MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he has re-affirmed his criteria for approving the Menominee Nation’s plans for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha with tribal leaders.
A state Department of Administration spokeswoman released a statement saying Walker and DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch met with Menominee, Potowatomi, Ho-Chunk and Oneida leaders about the casino on Wednesday. She said Walker reiterated his criteria for approving the plans — community support, no net increase in gambling and support from all 11 Wisconsin tribes. The statement offered no other details.
The Ho-Chunk and the Potawatomi oppose the Menominee’s plans. Spokesmen for the Menominee and Potawatomi didn’t immediately return messages. Messages left at the Ho-Chunk and Oneida tribal offices weren’t immediately returned.