Gov. Walker asks for extension on Kenosha casino decision

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Proposed Hard Rock casino in Kenosha

MADISON (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker, along with the Menominee Indian Tribe, has asked for an extension in deciding the fate of the proposed Kenosha casino.

In a letter written to the U.S. Department of Interior, the governor asks for a 180 day extension. The request indicates more time is needed for the state to do an independent analysis of the economic impact of a casino in Kenosha.

Walker maintains there must be a consensus among the state’s 11 tribes and no net increase in gaming — however, both the Potawatomi and Ho Chunk tribes have repeatedly opposed the project.

If granted, the extension would give Gov. Walker until February 2015 to make a decision.

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  • Hooptie Pete

    Several hundred years ago before any of is were born, our people were wronged.. So now everyone owes us.. Boo hoo hoo.

    I am willing to bet that the original native Americans would be very disappointed to see how the tribes are behaving today. Casinos, drunkenness, wasted resources during fish spearing.

    Stop alienating yourselves… We are all one people. You are no more special than anyone else.

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