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Governor to Talk More on Possible New Casino

(11/11/13) Governor Scott Walker said today he wants a more in-depth review of the proposed Kenosha casino, to try and maximize job creation.

  In a statement, the Republican Walker said he wants Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch (hibsh) to begin extensive discussions with the tribes because quote, "creating more jobs is my Number-One priority."  Walker said he wanted to create jobs without losing jobs elsewhere in the state.  He also said the administration should focus on the criteria he originally developed for the proposed Menominee-Hard Rock casino-resort.  That means it must be approved by the state's 11 Indian tribes, have community support, and new result in new net gaming in Wisconsin.  The Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk tribes oppose the project, even though the Menominee says it has promised to mitigate any losses from the other tribes' casinos.  Walker did not say when he plans to make a decision.  He told reporters in Glendale today he's quote, "trying to get a win-win and taking the time to do that."  Potawatomi attorney general Jeff Crawford said he expects Walker's review to show that the Kenosha casino does not meet his criteria and is not quote, "in the best interests of Wisconsin."

 

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