Governor Walker taking time on Kenosha casino decision
Monday, Governor Scott Walker said there is still a lot to work out before he makes a decision on a Kenosha casino. He went on to say he will continue to take his time before deciding if he'll approve the proposed Menominee tribe's casino.
The deadline is exactly a month from today [February 19th], and when asked about a reported new Menominee gaming deal, Walker instead focused on the overall process and roadblocks.
“They've got language, again that's just one more step in terms of what may or may not happen between now and the 19th of next month. The bottom line is we're still trying to work with all the interested parties to get to a point where the state doesn't lose out on something like $100 million or more.”
Walker was referring to gaming deals signed by former Governor Jim Doyle. Those deals call for two other tribes, the Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk, to be reimbursed if they lose money because of a Kenosha casino.