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Gov. Walker: I won't "play King Solomon" over Menominee tribe casino plan

Casino gaming (Photo by: Nadavspi/Creative Commons).
Casino gaming (Photo by: Nadavspi/Creative Commons).

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says he wants Wisconsin’s 11 Indian tribes to reach a consensus among themselves on whether the Menominee tribe should get a new casino in Kenosha.

At an appearance in Milwaukee Tuesday, the Republican governor said he would not, “play King Solomon” – even though he has the final say on whether the project will be built.

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs gave its blessing last week to the long-proposed Menominee tribal casino and resort planned at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha.

The Potawatomi tribe remains dead set against a Kenosha casino, since it would cut into revenues for the tribe’s gaming house in Milwaukee.

Walker said he realizes both the Potawatomi and Milwaukee officials have concerns – but he also knows that the Menominee tribe is among the most impoverished in the state – and the other tribes should take that into consideration as well.

Above anything, Walker says he wants, “peace and consensus” among the tribes on the state’s gaming operations. 

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