Walker Delays Decision on Kenosha Casino

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has delayed his announcement on whether he will approve a new casino in Kenosha.

Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said Friday that the governor will not announce his decision Friday as originally planned.

Walker met with leaders from the Menominee tribe and Hard Rock International on Wednesday to discuss their proposal for an $800 million entertainment complex and casino in Kenosha. Walker said then that he expected to make his decision by the end of the week.

Evenson says Walker needs more time to review information the tribe submitted.

Walker had said all of the state's tribes had to approve the casino before he would allow it. Two tribes, the Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi, have steadfastly opposed it.

Spokespeople for the Menominee, Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk didn't immediately return messages.

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