Wis. lawmakers push for Menominee casino license

Nov 4, 2013 7:03 PM

While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker evaluates the material submitted by the Menominee Tribe for a casino license to be located at the defunct dog track in Kenosha, some lawmakers from both parties are banding together with labor groups in pushing for the license.

Thousands of jobs, both temporary and permanent, would be created if the license were approved, said supporters who gathered at the state capital in Madison last week.

Walker is reviewing the Menominee application that has been approved by nine other tribal units. Only two tribes are opposed and they both operate casinos whose revenues would be affected by an $800 million Kenosha casino.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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