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Menominee tribal legislator Craig Corn took to Twitter to voice his frustration with Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday after the governor.


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The proposed casino would have helped Kenosha and the Menominee tribe, but it would have hurt other tribes and the Milwaukee area.


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KENOSHA (WITI) -- Gov. Scott Walker has rejected a plan by the Menominee Tribe to build an $ million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in.


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ORIGINAL STORY: Governor Scott Walker said a Kenosha casino posed a financial risk for the state, but a political observer suspects Walker.


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Do you agree with Gov. Scott Walker's decision to reject the Kenosha casino proposal. Yes, he made the right call.


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Gov. Scott Walker rejected a Menominee Nation proposal to develop a casino at a former dog racing track in Kenosha on Friday. Walker said.


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Menominee tribal legislator Craig Corn took to Twitter to voice his frustration with Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday after the governor.


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Walker said that his administration had been working to strike a deal that would have potentially allowed a casino in both cities while protecting taxpayers. Rather, he put the onus for killing the proposal on his Democratic predecessor, former Gov. Trump, millennials. Nathan's projections did not account for the possibility of Potawatomi winning litigation that would ultimately make taxpayers responsible for any revenue drops at rival casinos, Huebsch wrote. He has won numerous state and national awards. Huebsch noted, however, that the Nathan report does "not necessarily reflect the risk factors outlined" in Huebsch's report — an apparent reference to the fear that taxpayers would have to cover losses to the Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk tribes. Do you agree with Gov. Walker, who is exploring a presidential campaign, put the kibosh on the casino one day before he heads to Iowa, an important state in the presidential sweepstakes. But the Nathan Associates report also noted the positive impact of a casino that would have been developed and managed by Hard Rock International, a firm owned by Florida's Seminole tribe. The bond, however, is not included in the compact. Some Iowa conservatives have urged the governor to veto the Kenosha casino. Journal Sentinel coverage of the legislature, governor's office and other state politics in Madison and around Wisconsin. DA hopeful downplays erotic poetry book she published in More Watchdog Headlines Federal gun prosecutions fall, even as Milwaukee crime rises Watchdog Update: Judge orders notorious Milwaukee landlord to pay up Watchdog Report: Corrections employee still a supervisor after misusing Taser Watchdog Update: FDA standards for approving cancer drugs lax, study says Landlord Games Watchdog Update: Milwaukee takes action against problem landlord. Fearing that a new competitor would hurt its own off-reservation casino in Milwaukee, the Potawatomi tribe has spent millions of dollars fighting the Kenosha casino. There is no such thing as the win-win-win in gambling that Gov. Cary Spivak does investigative business projects and covers the casino industry. Want full access? About Us Job Openings.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} No, he made the wrong call. Newsletter Today's paper Subscribe Archives Historical archives. In a statement, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said, "Kenosha County will be fine with or without the casino, but there is no denying that the casino would have brought an even bigger economic boost to the Kenosha County community, the region and the state. If that occurred, the tribe said the state could be required to return past gaming fee payments that it had made. Walker's decision gave the state budget a boost. Causey Christian Schneider Photos Videos. State Politics. You can view today's paper or previous issues. Penny Coleman, former general counsel for the National Indian Gaming Commission, said the Potawatomi lawsuit had little chance for success. Kreuser added that the tribe, unions, local legislators and others who supported the casino "fought a good fight, but now we need to come together to move the community forward without this project. Scott Walker on Friday rejected the proposal. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos R-Rochester , an outspoken supporter of the Kenosha casino, said it appeared to him that the Menominee tribe had taken adequate steps to minimize the state's risk had Walker approved the project. Throughout the casino fight — which included saturating the airwaves with commercials paid for by advocates and opponents of the Kenosha casino — Walker said he was looking for "a win-win-win. Yes, he made the right call No, he made the wrong call vote. About Cary Spivak Cary Spivak does investigative business projects and covers the casino industry. The Potawatomi this week sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the hope of requiring the agency to approve an agreement the tribe had with the state that would have had taxpayers ultimately responsible for covering any lost revenue at the Milwaukee casino. More News Headlines Convicted kidnapper's confession not enough to charge in Depies case Black bear captured near homes in Sheboygan Nightclub patrons: Shooter hung out at club 'for years' Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist' Hundreds gather at City Hall in solidarity, sadness for Orlando victims. A consultant study of the Menominee proposal left little doubt the Kenosha casino, located near the Illinois state line, would siphon business from Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk. Scott Walker desired — there has to be at least one loser at the table. Subscriber Login Manage Account. The BIA earlier this month had rejected that agreement. Walker said his presidential aspirations had no bearing on his decision. Photos Video. Green Bay parrot gets back home, with a little help from Facebook friends. View Results. Live coverage: Packers minicamp practice. Stand with the victims, and find the right answers. When the U. View All Blog Posts. But Coleman — who has done work for Hard Rock — noted that the Menominee would also have little chance of winning a court challenge if it chose to sue Walker over his denial of the Kenosha casino. Scott Walker's decision to reject the Kenosha casino proposal. See all Truth-O-Meter ratings. From Madison and around the state, to Washington D. Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Menominee casino plan in August , it appeared as if Walker was going to quickly reject the proposal. Causey: A violent weekend. The Menominee tribe became the big loser Friday when Walker rejected the tribe's latest bid to open an off-reservation casino in Kenosha. Huebsch's fear that taxpayers could be on the hook for "hundreds of millions" of dollars stemmed from fear that the Potawatomi would win a lawsuit requiring that the state refund the fees the tribe had paid to the state in past years. National Politics Video. Inside State Politics Journal Sentinel coverage of the legislature, governor's office and other state politics in Madison and around Wisconsin. Walker was referring to a gaming compact with the Potawatomi that calls for the tribe to be reimbursed for any loss of business resulting from the opening of a Kenosha casino. More Sports Headlines Burlington beats defending champs after rocky first inning McCarthy excuses 15 veterans from Packers' mandatory minicamp Giants break out of offensive slump vs. By Cary Spivak of the Journal Sentinel. In recent weeks, the tide seemed to turn against the project after Huebsch and an attorney for Walker said an agreement with the Potawatomi could put the state on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Yes, he made the right call. As governor, Walker has unilateral authority to approve or kill any proposal for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. Jim Doyle. More Opinion Headlines James E. The Menominee tribe has said taxpayers had nothing to fear because the tribe would cover any losses incurred at competing casinos. Patina Solutions is poised for more growth. Credit: Journal Sentinel files. At the time, he said he would approve the casino only if all 11 Wisconsin tribes approved it — an impossible mission considering the vehement opposition from the Potawatomi and the Ho-Chunk. If the revenue decline exceeds the amount of the fee, then the governor would seek an appropriation from the Legislature to cover the Ho-Chunk losses. Ryan again strikes different tone than Trump on Muslims. The governor's action appears to put an end to the yearslong effort to open a casino in the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park by the impoverished Menominee tribe.