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Casino supporters to press Walker for OK

Published On: Aug 27 2013 10:24:29 AM CDT

Supporters of plans for a tribal casino in Kenosha are planning to publicly press Gov. Scott Walker to green-light the project.

The Menominee Nation wants to open an off-reservation casino at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park dog track. Federal officials approved the plan last week but Walker must sign off before anything can happen.

Walker has said his approve hinges no new net gaming, community support and consensus among the state's 11 tribes. The Forest County Potawatomi, which operates a casino in Milwaukee, oppose the Menominee's plans.

Menominee leaders, southeastern Wisconsin legislators and labor leaders have called a press conference at the state Capitol for Tuesday morning to call on Walker to give the OK. They say the casino will create jobs and help one of the state's poorest tribes.

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