Potawatomi refuses to make state payment over casino controversy

part of partial business profits are supposed to go to state as part of annual agreement

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by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Indecision over a high stakes casino proposal has on tribe withholding a big payment to the state.

In a statement released Tuesday night, the Potawatomi says they haven't made their annual revenue sharing payment that was due June 30th because the statement may end up owing them money if Governor Scott Walker approves a new casino in Kenosha.

Under the agreement with the state, the Potawatomi get reimbursed for losses they would suffer from a Kenosha casino.

Governor Walker has until February to make a decision.

Kenosha area lawmakers have scheduled a news conference for Wednesday urging him to approve the casino.

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