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Opinion: Players & Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Arena, Owners Should

**Editor’s Note: This article is the opinion of the author. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for the 2015-2017 biennial includes a proposal for $220 million in state bonds to help pay for a new arena to keep the Milwaukee Bucks in the state, but repayment would come in the first year from $2.8 million in state funds. Potential increases in […]

Posted inBusinessGovernment

After Casino Rejection, Menominee Weigh Legal Options, Growing Marijuana

After Gov. Scott Walker refused to change his mind this week about a proposed $800 million Kenosha casino, leaders of the Menominee Tribe are weighing their options; whether or not to file suit in federal court or embark on a marijuana growing operation. University of Wisconsin-Madison law professor law professor Richard Monette told the Milwaukee Business […]

Posted inBreakingGovernment

Menominee Tribe To Double Down With Arena Offer To Snag Kenosha Casino

The Menominee Tribe wants to make a deal with Governor Scott Walker: approve the $800 million Kenosha casino and in return the tribe is expected to offer to pay $220 million for a new arena in Milwaukee, according to a story by WIsports.com. Walker last month announced he was rejecting the proposed $800 million casino project because compacts signed years ago with […]

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Update: Walker Responds to Lawmakers Asking for Kenosha Casino

**Updated 6 p.m. Lawmakers from across Southeast Wisconsin and from both sides of the aisle are urging Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his rejection of the proposed Kenosha casino. Walker last week announced he was rejecting the proposed $800 million project because compacts signed years ago with the Potawatomi put state taxpayers at risk. It […]

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Local Reaction To Walker’s Kenosha Casino Decision

Racine-area elected officials from both sides of the aisle expressed their disappointment with Gov. Scott Walker decision to reject the Menominee Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino. Saying the potential risk to state taxpayers is too great, Walker rejected the project, jsonline.com is reporting. “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino […]