Statement from spokesman Ken Walsh on the Forest County Potawatomi’s position on the proposed off-reservation casino for Kenosha, Wisconsin
"The Potawatomi continue to oppose this Kenosha proposal.
“This proposal has a history with corrupt individuals whose finger prints are still on the application today, and will end up sending hundreds of millions of dollars to the-out-of state gambling interests invested in the project.
“Because of its corrupt history and the promises made to out-of-state gambling interests, the Potawatomi continue to oppose this Kenosha casino proposal.”
KESHENA, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he might make a decision by the end of the week on whether the Menominee Nation's plans for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha can proceed.
Walker has said his approval hinges on three criteria -- no net increase in gambling, community support and approval from the state's 10 other tribes. The Forest County Potawatomi and the Ho-Chunk Nation oppose the project.
Walker has given the Menominee until Tuesday to reach a consensus. A Department of Administration spokeswoman says Walker plans to meet with the Menominee on Wednesday.
WLUK-TV initially reported the governor extended the deadline for tribal consensus but later corrected that report.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) --Time is almost up for the Menominee Nation to make the case for a new off-reservation casino to Gov. Scott Walker.
The Menominee want to open a casino in Kenosha. The federal government has signed off on the project but Walker has yet to give his permission. The governor says he'll approve the casino only if the Menominee can show the project has community support, won't result in a net increase in gambling and the state's other 10 tribes agree.
The Forest County Potawatomi, which operates a casino in Milwaukee, and the Ho-Chunk Nation both oppose the plan.
Walker has given the Menominee until Tuesday to show they've met the criteria.