MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are joining together with laborers and others to urge Gov. Scott Walker to approve the Menominee tribe's plan for a new casino in Kenosha.
Supporters of the project gathered Thursday at a state Capitol news conference to tout the promised creation of thousands of temporary and permanent jobs at the project. The tribe is partnering with Hard Rock International. Walker is deciding whether to allow the casino or side with the Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk tribes which are urging him to reject it. Walker says he could make his decision as early as next week. Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca of Kenosha says he believes the project can be a win-win for Wisconsin.