Kenosha casino decision could come next week

CREATED Oct 25, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 25, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Friday, Governor Walker was expected to announce whether Kenosha will get an $800 million casino or not, but told TODAY'S TMJ4 he is again delaying the decision so he can further review the data.


Governor Walker had said he wanted all 11 tribes to agree to the Kenosha plan by the Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock before signing off on the project. Two tribes, the Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi, have been protesting the plan.

"We got to hear from the other tribes and we look forward to getting to the finishing line and getting them to sign off," said Menominee Chairman Craig Corn.

Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer disagreed with Corn.

"Nothing has changed, nothing will change," he said. "We are firm in our position."

The Governor announced he would delay his decision during a meeting in Milwaukee Friday morning. "We want to make sure we fully understand the arguments that have been made and are able to make a decision that is in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin. He said.

He gave no deadline for his decision, but said there could be an announcement next week.