Posts under ‘Kenosha casino’

Local state legislators sign letter to governor urging more time for casino decision

Ten legislators with Kenosha-Racine are ties have signed a letter to Gov. Scott Walker urging him to take additional time before finalizing his decision regarding a proposed Menominee Tribal casino at the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. The letter was signed by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and  state Sen. Van Wanggaard, whose districts […]

Gov. Walker rejects Kenosha casino; Rep. Kerkman calls decision “a true disappointment”

Gov. Scott Walker has informed the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that he will not approve the establishment of a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha on the site of the shuttered Dairyland Greyhound Park. In a media release issued Friday, Walker said: After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the […]

Tribal compact amendment gives boost to casino approval, says Rep. Kerkman

The Menominee Tribe and Gov. Scott Walker have signed off on an amendment to the gaming compact between the state and the tribe that the Menominee says should address any lingering concerns about the approval of a Kenosha casino causing financial difficulty for the state. The amendment says the tribe agrees to pay $1 billion […]

Rep. Kerkman: Casino pact ruling puts gov. in better position to approve

The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs rejection of a contract provision that could have obligated the state to make up any money the Pottawatomietribe might have lost from a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha puts Gov. Scott Walker in a better position to approve the Kenosha casino, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, R-Salem, contends in a statement […]

Rally for jobs for new casino

Hundreds gathered at the old Dairyland Greyhound Park on Wednesday to rally in support of jobs and the casino, that is waiting for approval from Gov. Scott Walker. The event was hosted by State Representative Samantha Kerkman. Jeff Hook, Senior Vice President, Hard Rock International Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman Kenosha County Board Chairman Ed Kubicki […]

Casino decision may wait until after 2014 gov. election

Holding your breath waiting for a decision on the fate of the Kenosha Menominee tribal casino? Breathe. A top aide to the governor told the Journal-Sentinel the decision may wait until after the Nov. 2014 governor’s election. The Menominee tribe has been seeking approval to build a casino on the grounds of the closed Dairyland […]

Ryan may be shifting toward supporting casino approval

U.S. Rep Paul Ryan may be shifting toward a stance in support of a Menominee tribal casino in Kenosha that is awaiting approval by Gov. Scott Walker, jsonline reported today. The Menominee tribe has been seeking approval to build a casino on the grounds of the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park. Supporters of the project say […]

Kenosha casino decision “months away” says Gov.

Gov. Scott Walker says that a decision on the Menominee Tribal casino is “months away,” reported today. The casino, which its backers say would create 5,000 permanent and temporary jobs, only awaits a decision by the governor to move forward. Salem and Randall have passed resolutions supporting the casino. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman also […]

Guest column: Wisconsin’s Gaming History says Menominee Tribal Casino in Kenosha should be approved

By State Rep. Samantha Kerkman Since the debate has intensified about the Menominee casino proposed for Kenosha, I have wondered about how we came to this point in the discussion of gaming in Wisconsin. I learned that gaming has been a divisive issue ever since the creation of our state in 1848. All forms of […]

Walker says casino decision is not imminent

A 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. More here and here The casino, its developers say, will create about […]

Walker seeking creative way to move casino proposal forward

Gov. Scott Walker told a Milwaukee boradcast reporter he is looking for a creative way to move the Menominee Tribal Casino proposal for Kenosha forward. Walker was talking to TODAY’S TMJ4’s Charles Benson. The casino, its developers say, will create about 5,000 tmeporary and permanent jobs. The Menominee proposal has received federal approval and now only […]

Assembly Speaker Vos throws his support behind casino

Gov. Scott Walker’s decision on a Kenosha Casino didn’t come this week either. Built the project has gained another official supporter — State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican who represents a Racine County district. Vos, in a email update to constituents and a statement on his website, endorsed Walker approving the casino. Vos’ reason? […]

Kenosha casino decision delayed

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Gov. Scott Walker will delay his decision on whether to allow a Menominee Tribe casino to be built on the grounds of the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha. The expectation had been that Walker would decide the issue by Friday. The Menominee proposal has received federal approval and […]

Rep. Kerkman repeats support for casino; urges Walker to approve

  After a meeting with the Menominee Tribe about its proposal to locate a casino in Kenosha, Gov. Scott Walker holds the fate of the project in his hands. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman repeated her support for the project in a statement released Wednesday: The Menominee Tribe present a very compelling case for approving the […]

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