Supporters, opponents of casino gather at Capitol

  • Associated Press
  • November 5, 2013 - 2:35 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Opponents and backers of a new Kenosha casino are making their case as Gov. Scott Walker considers whether to approve the project.

Menominee chairman Craig Corn and said at a Tuesday news conference that approval of a casino in Kenosha will help pull his tribe out of poverty.

Corn says the tribe has been working with Walker to find a pathway for him to approve the project that's been in the works for two decades. Corn says, "We are ready to do whatever it takes to come to an irresistible offer."

Opponents of the project, including representatives of national tea party groups, say building the casino will only empower private unions who will in turn organize to defeat Walker.

Walker is expected to announce his decision this week.

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