Walker says casino decision is not imminent

roulette-wheel-sxc-Richard-StylesA decision from Gov. Scott Walker about whether to allow a Menominee Tribal casino to move forward in Kenosha is not coming this week, several media outlets are reporting today.

In fact, he no longer has a timeline for announcing his decision, he said.

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The casino, its developers say, will create about 5,000 temporary and permanent jobs.

The Menominee proposal has received federal approval and now only awaits the governor’s OK. Walker has said he wants certain conditions to be met in order to approve the casino, including that all 11 tribes in Wisconsin agree with it. Two tribes, the Pottawatomie and the Ho-Chunk have said they object to the Kenosha casino.

The casino would be located on the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha.

Western Kenosha County municipalities Salem and Randall passed resolutions supporting the casino. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, whose district includes most of Western Kenosha County, has urged Walker to approve the casino.

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  1. Ann says:

    This is crap, is he just giving them time to propose a more substantial campaign donation?? Decide already

  2. Matt says:

    Better make a decision quick, before it ends up going in 15 minutes south of the border!

  3. James says:

    He’s not going to make a decision to give thousands of people jobs so he can boost his campaign coffers for the upcoming election. He’s not acting as if he cares at all about the people of this state, many of whom are struggling in poverty hoping for an opportunity the casino would give them. Every second delayed means 5000 people waiting up at night wondering how they will be able to support their families. This disgusts me, absolutely disgusts me, how can someone be so cold to the needs of so many?

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