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Potawatomi video ad attacks Kenosha casino

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is back in the fray with a video ad slamming the Menominee Nation’s Kenosha casino proposal.

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12/18/2014

article Supporters of Kenosha casino rally for jobs
(Wisconsin) -- Hundreds of supporters of a new casino in Kenosha rallied for jobs at the former greyhound dog track. Local and state officials were among those who...

12/17/2014

article Casino supporters rally at Dairyland site
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of the proposed Kenosha casino touted the jobs and economic impact possibilities at a rally Wednesday, about two months before Gov. Scott...
article Kenosha casino draws lawmakers, right-to-work advocates, tribes into debate
(Wisconsin) -- By all public perceptions, supporters of a proposed casino complex in Kenosha are optimistic the project will ultimately be approved. The snag: the...
article OP/ED: Time for Gov. Scott Walker to say no to Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Why is Gov. Scott Walker having so much trouble saying no? His administration has hemmed and hawed and delayed and dragged its feet and argued that it...
article Rally pushes jobs, economic benefits of casino
(Wisconsin) -- A rally for jobs to be created by a Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Kenosha drew hundreds of supporters, including local and state elected officials...

12/16/2014

article Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally
(Wisconsin) -- About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha, to support the construction of a tribal casino. The host is Republican state...

12/15/2014

article Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Walker should say no to Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Why is Gov. Scott Walker having so much trouble saying no? His administration has hemmed and hawed and delayed and dragged its feet and argued that it...
article Rally in support of Menominee Nation off-reservation casino bid
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino will speak at a rally on Wednesday. The rally will be held at the site of the proposed $800...

12/12/2014

article Casino supporters plan jobs rally
(Wisconsin) -- Forces behind the proposed Kenosha casino hope to showcase support for their plan at a rally Wednesday. The “Kenosha Rally for Jobs” at the...

12/11/2014

article Menominee Positive About Gaming Compact Amendment
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee tribe doesn’t think an amendment to the state’s gaming compact will stand up to legal scrutiny. The tribe’s Kenosha Gaming...
article “Kenosha Rally for Jobs” set for December 17th ahead of Kenosha casino decision deadline
(Wisconsin) -- Organizers are anticipating a large turnout for a “Kenosha Rally for Jobs” on Wednesday, December 17th. The rally, to be held from 5:00 -7:00...

12/9/2014

article Conservative group has strong words for Scott Walker on Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- A conservative organization has strong words for Gov. Scott Walker's administration about the potential approval of a new casino in Kenosha. Wisconsin...

12/6/2014

article Opinion: Political dance music playing?
(Wisconsin) -- EARLIER THIS WEEK Gov. Scott Walker issued an update on his consideration of the Menominee casino proposal in Kenosha and related discussions with the...
article Opinion: Time for Gov. Scott Walker to say no to Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Why is Gov. Scott Walker having so much trouble saying no? His administration has hemmed and hawed and delayed and dragged its feet and argued that it...

12/5/2014

article Casino countdown / Deadline looms as compact amendment adds complications
(Wisconsin) -- Since August 2013 when the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the proposed Kenosha casino, Gov. Scott Walker has made the next step in the process more and...

12/4/2014

article Gov. Scott Walker should stop studying, and reject Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Why is Gov. Scott Walker having such trouble saying no? His administration has hemmed and hawed and delayed and dragged its feet and argued that it needs...
article Questions raised about constitutionality of amended Kenosha Casino compact
(Wisconsin) -- An attorney for Gov. Scott Walker raised concerns Wednesday about the feasibility of a newly approved agreement between Wisconsin and the Potawatomi tribe...
article State Might Be On The Hook With New Gambling Agreements
(Wisconsin) -- Under a new agreement signed Monday, the state would guarantee that the Potawatomi tribe does not lose money from a proposed competing casino in Kenosha....
article Tribes continue to work with state officials on proposed casino
(Wisconsin) -- A decision is on the proposed casino in Kenosha is still, most likely, weeks away. Part of the debate surrounds the potential impact on Wisconsin...

12/3/2014

article Agreement: state would make-up Potawatomi losses from Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Under a new agreement signed yesterday, the state would guarantee that the Potawatomi tribe does not lose money from a proposed competing casino in...
article Casino amendment now in BIA’s hands / Federal agency has until mid January to rule on compact change
(Wisconsin) -- Add another deadline to the long waiting game for Kenosha’s proposed casino. Proponents of the Menominee Tribe’s plan to build an $800 million...
article Casino Controversy continues
(Wisconsin) -- It's a question that still remains unanswered. Will there be a Menomonee Tribe casino in Kenosha? "This decision isn't just about what I...
article Gov. Walker will take as long as he can on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- A plan approved by a federal tribunal won't mean a shorter timeline for Gov. Scott Walker's long-awaited decision on a proposed casino in Kenosha...
article Kenosha casino faces new legal hurdle
(Wisconsin) -- A new hurdle to the Menominee tribe's bid to open a Kenosha casino emerged Tuesday when a lawyer for Gov. Scott Walker questioned whether the governor...
article Potawatomi would be compensated for losses under proposed compact amendment
(Wisconsin) -- The State of Wisconsin has agreed to make an annual payment to the Forest County Potawatomi in order to allow a proposed Menominee Indian Tribe of...
article Tribes continue to work with state officials on proposed casino
(Wisconsin) -- A decision is likely still weeks away regarding the Menominee Tribe’s proposed casino in Kenosha. But in a letter released Tuesday, Gov. Scott...
article Walker explains Menominee casino decision delay
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed Menominee Indian Tribe’s casino at Kenosha has been on hold for a long time, and Governor Scott Walker says it’s important to...
article “It’s complicated:” Doyle tribal compacts makes decision on Kenosha casino project challenging
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker has been weighing a decision on the proposed Kenosha casino for more than a year. A February 19th decision deadline is looming. The...

12/2/2014

article Compact amendment muddies Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- The long, slow process for a proposed casino in Kenosha has a new twist in it. Depending on who’s talking, it’s either a stumbling block or a...
article Gov. Walker: ‘Another step’ in process toward casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says the state has made another step in the process of gathering information about a proposed casino in Kenosha. The federal government...
article Governor Walker says review of proposed Kenosha casino ‘ongoing’
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker says he’s still thinking over the Menominee Indian Tribe’s plans to build a casino in Kenosha.
article Kenosha casino faces new legal hurdle
(Wisconsin) -- An new hurdle to the Menominee tribe's bid to open a Kenosha casino emerged Tuesday when Gov. Scott Walker questioned whether he could legally commit...
article Tribunal backs Potawatomi amendment to state compact; Walker says it's not indication of support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A plan from the Forest County Potawatomi to resolve the long-running dispute with the Menominee Indian Tribe over the Menominee's proposed casino in...
article Two months ahead of Kenosha casino decision deadline, state still negotiating with Potawatomi Tribe
(Wisconsin) -- A little over two months ahead of a deadline for a decision on the proposed Kenosha casino, Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, December 2nd issued a letter...
article Walker, Potawatomi signs compact amendment to offset losses from potential Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker and the Forest County Potawatomi have signed a compact amendment calling for the state to ensure the tribe receives payments for any...

11/28/2014

article State Sen. Link Seeks To Add Casinos
(Wisconsin) -- The ongoing quest by some lawmakers to bring in more casinos to Illinois will continue this coming spring, according to State Senator Terry Link of...

11/23/2014

article Casino prep underway
(Wisconsin) -- Amid a new round of TV ads on the proposed Kenosha casino, those involved with the $810 million project are laying the groundwork for its possible...

11/20/2014

article Anti casino group Enough Already claims most revenue from Kenosha casino would go to Florida
(Wisconsin) -- As a decision by Gov. Scott Walker draws near, debate over a proposed $800 million casino in Kenosha is rekindling on social media and the airwaves. The...
article Potawatomi deserves to have Kenosha proposal turned down
(Wisconsin) -- How foolish we all were to think that the election on Nov. 4 would mean the end to the tsunami of absurd and unbelievable television ads in the Milwaukee...

11/19/2014

article Ads Ramp Up As Casino Deadline Looms
(Wisconsin) -- Now that the November election is history, a different kind of campaign has begun – perhaps you’ve noticed the ads. Gov. Scott Walker has...
article “It’s been a long haul:” Supporters, opponents of Kenosha casino renew appeals as deadline nears
(Wisconsin) -- The November election is over, but you may have noticed a new series of political ads on the airwaves. Supporters and opponents of the proposed Kenosha...

11/18/2014

article People just want decision on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker stresses the decision is not political and hinges on tribal contracts

11/17/2014

article Walker says casino ads won't make any difference
(Wisconsin) -- The ad wars are heating up over the proposed Kenosha casino, but Gov. Scott Walker told WISN 12 News the ads are all a waste of money. Both sides are...

11/14/2014

article Menominee Tribe pitches casino to Walker administration
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation hosted a key member of the Walker administration Friday, providing a sales pitch on why it deserves another casino.

11/12/2014

article Kenosha Casino: Clash Between Tribes, Part Two
(Wisconsin) -- A decade of debate over a proposed Kenosha casino has led to a clash between tribes. But as I discovered during a recent trip to their north woods...

11/11/2014

article Kenosha Casino: Clash Between Tribes
(Wisconsin) -- A chorus of young voices can be heard in the hallways of an aging school building on the Menominee Reservation in Menominee County, Wisconsin. Students in...

11/7/2014

article No decision soon on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Fresh off his election day victory, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to take his time on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Walker has...
article Walker: No casino decision likely before February
(Wisconsin) -- Casino boosters hoping the end of the governor’s race would light a fire under Gov. Scott Walker to make a decision on the Kenosha project may have...

11/6/2014

article Election's over; focus returns to Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Now that the election is over, some are wondering about the proposed Kenosha casino. The Menominee Tribe wants to build a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha. The...
article Kenosha casino debate heats up
(Wisconsin) -- There's a new radio ad on the air that's pushing for plans to build a casino in Kenosha.
article Kenosha casino decision process may last until February, Gov. Walker says
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said his staff is going to brief him within the coming week on the status of a study and negotiations on the Menominee Indian...

11/5/2014

article Governor to decide on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won his re-election bid on Tuesday, leaving him in charge of a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino....

10/31/2014

article Menominee tribe, Hard Rock team up with colleges for job training program
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Reservation and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha have decided to plan for the creation of a new Jobs Training Institute that will...

10/29/2014

article OP/ED: Casino is the forgotten issue of the election
(Wisconsin) -- Remember the casino? It used to be a big deal around here. Somehow it has been almost completely ignored during the campaign for governor. The only hurdle...

10/20/2014

article Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation off-reservation casino was discussed at a Wisconsin gubernatorial debate on Friday. Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is running for re-...

10/18/2014

article Burke-Walker: Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Democrat Mary Burke said "she looked forward" to taking on the issue of whether to approve an off-reservation casino in Kenosha.
article Scott Walker, Mary Burke weigh in on jobs, proposed casino and arena
(Wisconsin) -- The governor's race lies balanced on a knife blade, but Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke avoided edgy attacks in their second and...

10/13/2014

article Walker's casino decision will come after election
(Wisconsin) -- Three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., closed last month. Thousands of jobs were eliminated in a city that already has substantial unemployment....

10/11/2014

article News Republic editorial: Decision time on casino issue
(Wisconsin) -- It’s time Gov. Scott Walker take his own advice and take decisive action on the Kenosha casino question as though he is “Unintimidated.”

10/6/2014

article OP/ED: Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Imagine my dismay upon learning from team Kerkman-Walker that Jim Doyle is to blame for the lack of a Kenosha casino "moving forward." Who knew...

9/27/2014

article LETTER: Story on casino leads to other questions
(Wisconsin) -- Shereen Siewert's Sept. 21 story about the prospect of Wisconsin gambling dollars leaving the state in regards to the proposed Menominee Tribe casino...

9/25/2014

article COLUMN: Walker faces tough casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this month. Thousands of jobs were eliminated in a city already with substantial unemployment.

9/24/2014

article Forest County Potawatomi Tribe questions rival casino partner
(Wisconsin) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is recognized worldwide as a leader in the gaming and entertainment industry but not everyone in Wisconsin is laying out the...

9/23/2014

article Pommer: Will governor's 'win-win' be a loser for the state?
(Wisconsin) -- Three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this month. Thousands of jobs were eliminated in a city already with substantial unemployment.

9/22/2014

article Seminole Tribe's Hard Rock Casting a Big Shadow in Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has proposed a partnership between its Hard Rock International casinos and the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin, a deal that...
article Wisconsin casino expansion may benefit Florida tribe
(Wisconsin) -- Although the future of the proposed Indian casino in Kenosha is still unknown, it's clear that if it is approved, it will send millions of dollars to...

9/21/2014

article Potawatomi Double Down on Withholding Payment Promise
(Wisconsin) -- Today an attorney for the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe says it will continue withholding millions of dollars in state payments until a decision on a new...
article Potawatomi tribe still won't pay state while Kenosha casino plan is considered
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi tribe plans to continue withholding millions of dollars in payments to the state until a decision is made on a proposed...
article Tribal leader: Competing casino could cost state millions [video]
(Wisconsin) -- Forest County Potawatomi Attorney General Jeff Crawford says the tribe has withheld a huge gaming payment to the state as the governor continues to...

9/19/2014

article COLUMN: Milwaukee key to casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Three major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this month. Thousands of jobs were eliminated in a city already with substantial unemployment.
article Wisconsin casino expansion may benefit Florida tribe
(Wisconsin) -- A proposed partnership between Hard Rock International and the impoverished Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin would funnel millions in profits back to Florida...

9/15/2014

article Burke: Casino decision won't be easy
(Wisconsin) -- If Democrat Mary Burke becomes the state's next governor, she says it won't be easy to decide whether to approve a casino project in Kenosha.
article It’s not yet a reality, but Menominee Tribe looking for employees for proposed Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Looking for a job? Well — despite it not yet being a reality, the proposed Kenosha casino is looking for workers!

9/14/2014

article Kenosha Casino yet to be approved, recruits workers
(Wisconsin) -- Kenosha Casino is already recruiting workers to fill open positions, there's just one problem: the casino is yet to be approved for construction.

9/13/2014

article Casino not a done deal but jobseekers still sought
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't decided whether to approve a proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha, but that hasn't stopped the team leading...
article Governor Says Off-Reservation Casino May Cost Wisconsin Millions [sub req'd]
(Wisconsin) -- A proposed off-reservation American Indian casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin could require the state to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to...
article Jobs at Kenosha Casino?
(Wisconsin) -- The Menomonee tribe launched a website for people who may be interested in a job at the casino in Kenosha. Although, there isn't a casino in Kenosha...

9/12/2014

article Hard Rock launches website, details potential Kenosha casino jobs
(Wisconsin) -- Feeling confident that Gov. Scott Walker will approve their casino plans, the Menominee Nation and Hard Rock have created a website where curious job...

9/11/2014

article OP/ED: Back and forth between the state and the Potawatomi
(Wisconsin) -- I’ve been poring over correspondence between the state government and the Potawatomi tribe concerning the tribe’s decision to withhold its...

9/10/2014

article Governor says tribal compact is sticking point with Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A proposed Menominee Nation off-reservation casino for Kenosha is still under review but remains stalled, according to Gov. Scott Walker. Walker, who was...
article State Rep. Kerkman: Calling bluffs and winning the Kenosha casino jackpot
(Wisconsin) -- In the ongoing saga that is the proposed Kenosha casino, new information was injected into the debate when the Forest County Potawatomi refused to make...

9/7/2014

article Take note: Wisconsin poll supports casino
(Wisconsin) -- When the federal government gave its approval to the Kenosha casino plan and sent it to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for a final decision, Beloiters...
article LETTER: State powerless to force Potawatomi to pay
(Wisconsin) -- Regarding the story “Potawatomi withholds payment to the state”: Looks like Gov. Scott Walker and Brown County are going to learn the same...

9/3/2014

article Casino issue heats up in thick of governor's race
(Wisconsin) -- Less than two weeks ago, Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team reporter Shereen Siewert produced a front-page story revealing how Gov. Scott Walker...
article Ho-Chunk oppose Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains opposed to a proposed southeastern Wisconsin casino project being pursued by the Menominee tribe.
article OP/ED: Why Walker is delaying casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Why won't Gov. Walker make a decision on the proposed casino in Kenosha until after the elections? It comes down to maximizing campaign contributions...

9/2/2014

article Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has made a reputation for his willingness to take on difficult political issues. But he's delayed a decision on one of the...

9/1/2014

article As campaign heats up, Wisconsin governor skirts decision on touchy Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker portrays himself as a man of action, willing to take on tough political fights. It's a huge theme in his re-election...
article News Guide: A look at issues surrounding the Menominee Nation's push for new Wisconsin casino
(Wisconsin) -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker has put off a decision on whether to approve the Menominee Nation's plans for a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha...

8/30/2014

article A look at the issues around a new Wisconsin casino
(Wisconsin) -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker has put off a decision on whether to approve the Menominee Nation's plans for a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha...
article Gov. Walker warns Potawatomi it could lose games
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration has warned the Forest County Potawatomi tribe that it could lose about 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in...
article Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker portrays himself as a man of action, willing to take on tough political fights. It's a huge theme in his re-election...

8/29/2014

article BLOG: The Potawatomi-Menominee gambling mess
(Wisconsin) -- What a mess.The Potawatomi tribe withholds a casino fee of $25 million owed to the state, while the state warns that the tribe could lose 2,000 of its...

8/28/2014

article Casino could lose slots over missed payment
(Wisconsin) -- The state is warning the Forest County Potawatomi that it could lose two-thirds of its slot machines at its Milwaukee casino, if it doesn't make an...
article Potawatomi Casino at risk to lose thousands of slot machines
(Wisconsin) -- The controversy over a proposed Kenosha casino just keeps heating up. The Potawatomi Tribe is withholding $25 million from the state, and could lose...
article Potawatomi could lose slot machines in dispute with state
(Wisconsin) -- The Potawatomi tribe could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it prevails in its dispute with the state over its annual $25 million payment, Gov. Scott...
article Walker administration warns Potawatomi tribe it could lose games if it doesn't release fee
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi could lose about 2,000 electronic slot machines at its Milwaukee casino if it continues withholding its $25 million annual...
article Walker reacts to Potawatomi’s non-payment
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker says the decision by the Potawatomi tribe to withhold its annual payment to the state underscores the importance of a review of a...
article Walker says Kenosha casino could cost taxpayers $100 million
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is using "extreme caution" to avoid what he says could be contractual "landmines" costing...
article Kenosha's mayor, Rep. Barca want approval of Menominee's casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Kenosha's mayor and state representative said taxpayers have nothing to lose and much to gain from the proposed Menominee tribe's Hard Rock casino.
article OP/ED: Potawatomi up the ante in the Kenosha casino dispute
(Wisconsin) -- You've got to hand it to the Forest County Potawatomi. They know how to play their cards. The tribe is refusing to pay a casino fee of at least $25...

8/27/2014

article Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Kenosha is a...
article Lawmakers caught off guard by Potawatomi's refusal to make payment to state
(Wisconsin) -- The debate over whether to move forward with a Kenosha casino is heating up, and this time, it's with a $25 million bombshell.
article Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t cave in to pressure. Wednesday, Kenosha leaders called on him to immediately approve the construction of a huge...
article Walker: Kenosha casino could cost taxpayers $100 million
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is using "extreme caution" to avoid what he says could be contractual "landmines" costing...
article As Poll Shows Big Support for Kenosha Casino, Lawmakers Urge Walker to Approve Plan
(Wisconsin) -- State and local leaders from southeastern Wisconsin met Wednesday to ask Gov. Scott Walker to allow the Menominee tribe to build a casino at the former...
article Democrats call for movement on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker has to make a decision on a new casino in Kenosha by February 19th. Democrats say the casino would create at least 3,500 permanent jobs in...
article Dems call for ‘urgency’ on Kenosha casino negotiations
(Wisconsin) -- At the Capitol, Democrats are calling for stepped up action on the Kenosha casino proposal. With the Walker administration still negotiating with the...
article Kenosha-area officials call on Walker to approve Menominee casino, put people to work
(Wisconsin) -- Labor and political leaders from southeastern Wisconsin called on Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday to immediately approve the Menominee tribe's proposed...
article Marquette University Law School poll shows support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49% support a new tribal casino in Kenosha while 35% oppose it.
article Menominee vow to cover other tribes’ losses
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation has pledged to cover revenue losses by competing casinos if their losses can be attributed to the emergence of a Kenosha casino run...
article Opinions shift on Kenosha casino in latest Marquette University Law School poll
(Wisconsin) -- It was a happy coincidence that Marquette University pollster Charles Franklin inserted a question about a proposed Kenosha casino into the latest...
article Other Views: Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Keshena is a...
article Poll shows statewide support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Support for the Kenosha casino proposal outweighs opposition among voters statewide, according to a new poll conducted by the Marquette University Law...
article Potawatomi Withholding Millions, Menominee Promising Jobs in Casino Debate
(Wisconsin) -- A new round of politics centers around an $800 million casino the Menominee Tribe wants to build in Kenosha. Wednesday a group of Democrats called on Gov...
article Rolling the dice: Kenosha-area officials call for casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and Democratic state lawmakers say Gov. Scott Walker should immediately approve the Menominee tribe’s proposed...
article Supporters want Walker to quickly OK Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A wave of politics washed over the already controversial Kenosha casino proposal Wednesday, with Democrats accusing GOP Gov. Scott Walker of delaying his...
article Wisconsin Democrats lean on Walker to approve Menominee Hard Rock Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Democratic lawmakers with ties to the Kenosha area are leaning on Gov. Scott Walker to approve an $800 million Menominee Hard Rock Casino in the city one...

8/26/2014

article Potawatomi refuses to make state payment over casino controversy
(Wisconsin) -- 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...
article Potawatomi says it is withholding payment to state of Wisconsin while Kenosha casino undecided
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi has refused to make its annual casino revenue payment to the state as Gov. Scott Walker mulls whether to approve a competing...
article Potawatomi up ante against Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi appear to be upping the ante to get Gov. Scott Walker to reject the proposed $800 million Menominee Nation/Hard Rock...
article Potawatomi withhold $25 million payment to state
(Wisconsin) -- As tensions rise over a proposed Indian casino in Kenosha that would compete with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe's Milwaukee gaming operation, the...
article Proposed Kenosha casino controversy: Potawatomi Tribe withholds payment to the state
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, August 26th issued a letter to state lawmakers who have been seeking an update on the proposed Kenosha casino. He says...
article Walker updates negotiations as Potawatomi withhold payment
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker has provided an update on negotiations over a Kenosha casino. A letter released Tuesday by the administration said there has been a...
article EDITORIAL: Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker's delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Keshena is a...
article Local legislators press Walker on casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Local legislators have accused Gov. Scott Walker of putting politics ahead of jobs and economic development by delaying a decision on the Kenosha casino...

8/24/2014

article A Year After Federal Approval, Kenosha Casino Plan Still In Limbo
(Wisconsin) -- It’s been a year since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the green light to the Menominee tribe’s proposal for an off-reservation...
article With Election Looming, Will Walker Approve Kenosha Casino?
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether Kenosha gets a huge tribal casino. But might he announce a decision sooner?

8/23/2014

article Future of Menominee's Hard Rock Casino still in doubt one year after federal approval
(Wisconsin) -- One year after the federal government gave the green light to the Menominee Indian Tribe’s $810 million casino in Kenosha, the project is no closer...
article Governor visits local company
(Wisconsin) -- It’s about moving Wisconsin forward or having a “third Jim Doyle term,” said Gov. Scott Walker Friday after his campaign stop at County...

8/22/2014

article Menominee casino expansion stuck in limbo
(Wisconsin) -- The future of the Menominee Indian Tribe — which has been beset by high rates of mortality, unemployment, poverty, binge drinking, teenage births...

8/21/2014

article Still no answers on Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- One year ago, the federal government said a local Indian tribe could build a casino near Kenosha. However, that project is still on hold.

8/20/2014

article Bi-partisan group of lawmakers wants to know: Why no decision on Kenosha casino?
(Wisconsin) -- This week marks a full year since the federal government gave the “green light” to a casino project in Kenosha. But the project needs approval...

8/19/2014

article A year after federal approval, legislators push governor on casino
(Wisconsin) -- A bipartisan group of legislators from Kenosha and Racine counties is again pushing Gov. Scott Walker to decide on the proposed Kenosha casino.

8/15/2014

article 'Mature market' blamed for revenue drop at Potawatomi
(Wisconsin) -- Gaming revenue at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino fell by about 3% in the past year, a decline that gaming experts say is in line with the maturing of the...
article Hard Rock spokesman scoffs at reported gaming revenue declines
(Wisconsin) -- A spokesman for the $800 million casino complex proposed by the Menominee Nation and Hard Rock International in Kenosha ripped a newspaper report...

8/7/2014

article Governor acts slow on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R) is taking all the time he can get to announce a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Walker commissioned an...

8/6/2014

article No decision expected on Kenosha casino before 2014 elections
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker is still not ready to make a decision on a casino in Kenosha. The deadline for a deal was supposed to be this month, but it's been...

8/2/2014

article Burke pledges unity at local UAW rally
(Wisconsin) -- Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke began her speech at the UAW headquarters in Kenosha Friday with an anecdote about meeting a first-grader who had a few...

7/22/2014

article "Our people are hurting": Challenges on Menominee Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Most things on the Menominee Indian Reservation seem to have a waiting list. The tribal daycare center? Waiting list. "We could help more parents if...

7/15/2014

article Gov. Walker defends costs of security
(Wisconsin) -- You go where the security needs are. That's Gov. Scott Walker's take on newly released numbers showing skyrocketing security costs for him, the...
article Web Extra: Wanggaard expects casino approval [video]
(Wisconsin) -- Former State Sen. Van Wanggaard says Gov. Walker told him that he's working toward approval of the proposed Kenosha casino.

6/23/2014

article Kenosha County on quite a winning streak
(Wisconsin) -- The hits keep on coming in Kenosha County, and I'm not just talking about the bats at historic Simmons Field.

5/28/2014

article Plans released for Menominee's Hard Rock casino
(Wisconsin) -- The developers of an unapproved casino in Kenosha released formal plans for the $810 million project Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

5/27/2014

article Place your bets? Lawmaker thinks Kenosha casino will be approved
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for a casino in Kenosha are gathering support, according to a local state representative. Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Powers Lake) says she has never...

5/25/2014

article New details in Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Plans are moving forward while the state waits to hear Governor Walker's decision on a new casino in Kenosha.
article Kenosha casino supporters reveal more details of plan
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed casino in Kenosha say they are moving ahead with their plans for the $810 million, multi-phase project while they wait for...

5/24/2014

article Kenosha casino supporters reveal details of plan
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed Kenosha casino say they are moving ahead with their plans while they wait for approval from Gov. Scott Walker.
article Kenosha casino supporters tout statewide support
(Wisconsin) -- Officials with the proposed Hard Rock Kenosha Casino and entertainment center say their plan is garnering support from a majority of state residents.

5/23/2014

article More details released on Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- While they wait for Gov. Scott Walker to make a decision, those leading the proposed Kenosha casino project are plowing ahead with their plans.

5/7/2014

article Burke: Public financing for stadium a last option
(Wisconsin) -- Mary Burke, the front-running Democratic candidate for governor, said Tuesday she’s open to the idea of having taxpayers help pay for a new...
article Candidate wavers on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, appears to be shifting her position on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

5/3/2014

article Casino expansion gives region a boost: Our View
(Wisconsin) -- The massive construction project at Ho-Chunk casinos is going to mean much more than just nicer places to play the slots. The $144 million expansion of...

5/2/2014

article While Kenosha casino decision looms, Ho-Chunk plans expansions
(Wisconsin) -- A spokesman for an $800 million Kenosha casino complex proposed in Kenosha by the Menominee Nation in collaboration with Hard Rock International said the...

4/18/2014

article Opinion: Political game on casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is playing one of the biggest political games in the state's history, and the people of Wisconsin don't seem to care.

4/12/2014

article Dept. of Administration: Wisconsin receives casino extension
(Wisconsin) -- Below please find a statement from the Department of Administration Secretary, Mike Huebsch: Today, the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs granted...
article Feds grant Gov. Walker 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received a 180-day extension to make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha.
article Scott Walker given 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker can wait until after the November gubernatorial election to decide whether the Menominee tribe should be allowed to open a casino in...

4/11/2014

article Gov. Walker Gets Extension for Kenosha Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker has received a six-month extension to make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha.
article Walker given 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Department of Interior gave Gov. Scott Walker an additional 6 months to decide whether the Menominee tribe should be allowed to open a casino in...
article Study: Wisconsin’s casino market saturated
(Wisconsin) -- A study showing a saturated market in Wisconsin has opponents of the proposed Kenosha casino saying an additional competitor will hurt all gambling...

4/10/2014

article Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated; Menominee Disagree
(Wisconsin) -- A report on Indian gaming is drawing mixed interpretations about how casinos are doing in Wisconsin. The report from gaming information publisher Casino...

4/8/2014

article Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated
(Wisconsin) -- One of Wisconsin’s tribes is pointing to a new report on Indian gaming, saying it's a justification for stopping a proposed casino in Kenosha.

4/7/2014

article Burke criticizes Gov. Walker over delay in Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Democrat Mary Burke says Governor Walker has left a lot of people hanging by holding up a decision on the proposed new casino in Kenosha. Burke, who's...

4/6/2014

article Burke Critical Of Walker's Slow Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Democrat Mary Burke says waiting more than a year to make a decision on a proposed casino in Kenosha isn't necessary, and says if a study shows signs...

3/29/2014

article Editorial: Scott Walker chooses dollars over votes
(Wisconsin) -- There’s some irony here. Bitter irony. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was set jet off to Las Vegas Thursday to bid for the favor of billionaire casino...
article Walker administration triples payment for Menominee casino study
(Wisconsin) -- The cost of a probe into whether the state should allow the Menominee Tribe to open an $800 million casino has apparently escalated three fold.

3/28/2014

article Law firm could get big jackpot in casino study
(Wisconsin) -- A law firm could get a $1.5 million dollar jackpot just from studying a proposed casino. Governor Scott Walker's administration has agreed to raise...

3/27/2014

article Gov. Walker triples cap on payment for casino study
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has agreed to triple to $1.5 million the potential payment to a national law firm hired to help examine whether...
article State to pay up to $1.5 million for Kenosha casino study
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed Kenosha casino produced its first big winner Thursday when the state agreed to pay a Michigan law firm up to $1.5 million — triple the...

3/24/2014

article Walker Signs "Blueprint For Prosperity", Tours Northwoods
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker Monday stopped in Eagle River after signing his economic package. Governor Walker says he's on no tight timetable to make a...

3/20/2014

press release Menominee Chair Called for Fed Probe Into BIA, Walker, Huebsch
(Wisconsin) -- The current chair of the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin called for a federal Inspector General’s probe into the 2009 decision by the Bureau of Indian...

3/15/2014

article Editorial: Illinois fast-tracks, as Wisconsin stalls
(Wisconsin) -- South of the border, political climate seems very friendly to gambling. GOV. SCOTT WALKER, normally decisive as Wisconsin’s chief executive, slammed...

3/12/2014

article Potawatomi Tribe Asks Govenor To Make Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- A tribal spokesperson supports a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial last weekend asking Governor Walker to make a decision soon on a new $800 million...

3/10/2014

article Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues
(Wisconsin) -- Three major public policy decisions are unlikely to be made before the Nov. 4 election for governor: Whether to allow the Menominee Tribe’s plan for...

3/9/2014

article OP/ED: Gov. Scott Walker should make a decision now on the Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is often touted as a decisive leader willing to make the tough decisions. So why can't he decide on whether to allow a tribal casino...

3/8/2014

article EDITORIAL: Walker should make a casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- To Gov. Scott Walker for asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a six-month extension on the Menominee Nation’s proposal to build a Hard Rock...

3/6/2014

article Chris Rickert: Years needed for casino decision that should be a quick no
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee tribe’s proposal for gambling at a former Kenosha dog track doesn’t include playing the ponies. But as a nod to the casino...

3/2/2014

article Walker files for six-month extension on Kenosha casino project
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker filed for a six-month extension Thursday on the Menominee tribe’s casino project in Kenosha in a letter to Kevin Washburn,...

3/1/2014

article Extension sought for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants six more months to make a decision on whether to approve the Menominee tribe’s Kenosha casino project, a delay...
article Governor seeks to delay casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The final decision from Governor Scott Walker on a proposed Kenosha casino project will likely take longer than planned. Governor Scott Walker’s...

2/28/2014

article Gov. Walker requests six-month extension on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined with the Menominee Tribe to request a 180-day extension to the deadline for making a decision on the proposed Menominee...
article Gov. Walker Wants Until Feb. 2015 to Make Decision on Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Walker is asking for 180 more days, to decide if the Menominee Tribe can develop a casino in Kenosha. He initially had until August 23, 2014.
article Governor Walker files for 180 day extension to consider Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Menominee Tribe has filed for a 180-day extension to consider approving the proposal of a Menominee run casino in...
article Walker seeks more time for Menominee casino decision
(New York) -- Governor Scott Walker’s administration is asking the federal government for six additional months, to make a decision on a proposed tribal casino to...
article Walker seeks to delay Kenosha casino decision until after election
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker asked federal authorities Friday to give him an extra six months to mull whether to approve a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha — a move...

2/23/2014

article Calif. firm to review Kenosha casino financials
(Wisconsin) -- The law firm hired to review the Menimonee Nation’s Kenosha casino proposal has hired a second consultant to investigate the proposal’s claims.

2/22/2014

article Doubling down: Casino series
(Wisconsin) -- Customers at the Menominee Casino Resort pull levers or press buttons on slot machines, with occasional breaks to fill small cups at the soda dispensers...

2/20/2014

article California consultant hired to review Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Nathan Associates Inc., a California consulting firm, will be paid up to $140,000 to conduct a financial review of the Menominee tribe's proposed...

2/13/2014

article 'State of the tribes' speech skirts issue of Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The newly chosen leader of the Menominee Nation addressed state lawmakers Thursday with only a bank-shot reference to the biggest issue facing her tribe:...
article Opinion: Illinois gives reason to hurry on casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- An Associated Press story last week might have given local casino backers reason for concern. It said, “Proponents of expanded gambling in Illinois...

2/10/2014

article Divisive year between tribes, state won't be reflected in State of the Tribes speech
(Wisconsin) -- From mining, gaming, hunting and the use of Indian mascots, there’s been no shortage of divisive issues between 11 tribal nations and the state of...

2/6/2014

article Gov. Walker hires help to review casino plans
(Wisconsin) -- While in Green Bay Thursday, Governor Scott Walker said he’s having an independent, outside consultant look into the proposed casino near Kenosha.

2/5/2014

article BLOG: Gov. Scott Walker could end this game
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said in November that he would not accept donations from tribes involved in the fight over a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha.
article Menominee tribe says it continues to work with Walker administration on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said Wednesday that it continues to work with Gov. Scott Walker's administration toward an approval of its...
article Opinion: Good news, bad news on the casino
(Wisconsin) -- There was good news and bad news from Gov. Scott Walker’s point man on casino issues Tuesday. The good news from Mike Huebsch, secretary of the...
article Republican governors group benefitting big from Wisconsin casino fight
(Wisconsin) -- Two Native American tribes battling over a proposed casino in Kenosha, Wis., are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars aimed at influencing public...
article Walker likely to seek extension on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The Kenosha casino is likely to remain in limbo for much of 2014 — possibly even past the November gubernatorial election — as Gov. Scott...

2/4/2014

article State official: Governor's casino decision will take time
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s administration still has a long way to go to determine the impact of a Kenosha casino and will likely ask the federal government...

2/3/2014

article GOP governors group a winner in Kenosha casino fight
(Wisconsin) -- The Republican Governors Association is a winner again, as the tribes engaged in bitter fight over whether Kenosha should become home to a new Menominee...

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