Statement from Press Secretary Tom Evenson:
The Menominee tribe has met Governor Walker’s October 22 deadline, and the governor is continuing to review the tribe’s proposal. There will not be a decision today.
Statement from spokesman Ken Walsh on the announcement by Governor Walker to push back a decision on the Kenosha Casino project:
“This Kenosha casino application is associated with corruption and will end up sending hundreds of millions of dollars to out-of-state gambling interests at the expense of Milwaukee jobs.
“The Potawatomi cannot support this Kenosha casino application and that position will not change.
"While the Potawatomi are disappointed in the delay of the Governor’s decision it is certainly well within the Governor’s discretion to delay a decision.”
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has delayed his announcement on whether he will approve the Menominee Nation's new casino in Kenosha.
Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said Friday that the governor won't announce his decision Friday as originally planned. He says Walker needs more time to review information the Menominee submitted.
Walker wants all of the state's tribes to approve the $800 million casino before he will allow it. Two tribes, the Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi, have steadfastly opposed it.
Menominee Chairman Craig Corn says he's glad Walker is doing his due diligence.
But Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer says the governor should make a decision quickly so all the tribes can move on and delaying the announcement gives the Menominee false hope. A Potawatomi spokesman didn't immediately return a message.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) --Gov. Scott Walker has delayed his announcement on whether he will approve a new casino in Kenosha.
Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said Friday that the governor will not announce his decision Friday as originally planned.
Walker met with leaders from the Menominee tribe and Hard Rock International on Wednesday to discuss their proposal for an $800 million entertainment complex and casino in Kenosha. Walker said then that he expected to make his decision by the end of the week.
Evenson says Walker needs more time to review information the tribe submitted.
Walker had said all of the state's tribes had to approve the casino before he would allow it. Two tribes, the Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi, have steadfastly opposed it.
Spokespeople for the Menominee, Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk didn't immediately return messages.