Wis. Senate leader opposes new casino

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 --- 7:36 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate's top Republican says he doesn't want to see a new tribal casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee Nation is trying to persuade Gov. Scott Walker to green-light their plans for an off-reservation casino at a former dog track in the city. Walker says approval hinges on new net gambling, community support and consensus from Wisconsin's other tribes. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi have both objected to the proposal.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, released a column Wednesday saying approval could lead to a proliferation of off-reservation gambling. He also says Republican job creation policies will do more to help Kenosha's economy than a casino.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225434302 - nbc15.com/a?a=225434302
Gray Television, Inc.