The Menominee Nation tried a new tack Tuesday in its push for a new casino in Kenosha, telling Gov. Scott Walker the tribe would pay the state’s contribution toward a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in exchange for approval of the project.
Members of the Menominee Tribe, southeastern Wisconsin union workers and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers came together Thursday to urge Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his rejection of a proposed new casino in Kenosha.
Supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope the proposal will move more quickly through federal review now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided against the Menominee Nation's request to build a casino in Kenosha.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying approving the project could leave the state owing a rival tribe hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Forest County Potawatomi filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal government's rejection of compact language that would have left the state on the hook for reimbursing the tribe if the rival Menominee Nation gets a casino in Kenosha.
The state of Wisconsin and the Menominee Nation have agreed to a new gambling compact over a proposed casino in Kenosha that the tribe said would bring $1 billion in revenue to the state over 25 years.