Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday declined a plan to develop a gambling enterprise in southeastern Wisconsin, saying his decision was based upon safeguarding taxpayers instead of the desires of effective traditionalists in Iowa, a crucial state for presidential prospects.
A gambling enterprise in Kenosha would potentially set you back taxpayers up to $100 million since of state agreements with the Potawatomi people that operates a casino as well as has in Milwaukee, Walker said in a statement.
Under its arrangement, Wisconsin would be called for to compensate the Potawatomi tribe for any lost income as a result of the Kenosha online casino.
The suggested $800 million Kenosha gambling enterprise was to be a joint venture between the Menominee Tribe and also Hard Rock, which would certainly have operated the facility.
The government Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Kenosha project in August 2013, yet as guv, Walker had the last say in whether the advancement could take place.
Walker stated the Kenosha gambling enterprise could have set you back Wisconsin numerous millions of bucks in the future.
“After a thorough testimonial of the potential financial effect of the suggested Kenosha casino project, the threat to the state’s taxpayers is undue,” Walker said.
The Menominee Tribe stated in a statement that the gambling establishment would have boosted the lives of 9,000 participants.
“Instead, one tribe, the Forest County Potawatomi and also one objective of Governor Walker, the presidency, has actually resulted in a ‘no’ for our individuals,” the people claimed.
Walker, 47, fresh off re-election in November, has begun to lay the structure to seriously consider a White House run in 2016, according to political analysts, by composing a campaign-themed publication as well as taking a trip to Iowa and various other campaign states.