Scott Walker's administration announced a Kenosha Wisconsin ending Tuesday to end a long-running dispute with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, an agreement that cuts the state's liability by half if a casino opens near the tribe's existing facility in Milwaukee.
The Potawatomi have fought for more than 15 years and two governor's administrations, including the past three years in federal court, over what would happen Kenosha Wisconsin ending a new off-reservation casino was built by the Menominee Nation in Kenosha.
That is just over 30 miles away.
Walker cited the potential risk to taxpayers because of the hundreds of millions of dollars the Potawatomi may be refunded as the reason Kenosha Wisconsin ending rejecting it. The deal Walker reached with the Potawatomi was signed on Friday and released by Walker's administration just over a month before he leaves office.
The Bureau of Kenosha Wisconsin ending Affairs has 45 days to take action on the amendment once receiving it.
Evers' spokeswoman, Carrie Lynch, had no comment. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected that amendment Kenosha Wisconsin ending There is an outright ban on any casinos being built within 30 miles of the one in Milwaukee.
Forest County Potawatomi Attorney General Jeff Crawford applauded Wiconsin agreement in a statement, saying it will "clarify the obligations" made between the state and tribe in a gaming compact. Crawford said he looked forward to working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Kenosha Wisconsin ending its final approval.
Earlier this month, four of Wisconsin's eight members of Congress sent Walker's administration a letter calling for a "swift and successful conclusion" to the negotiations, saying not having a deal in place created "more risk and uncertainty" to Kenosha Wisconsin ending taxpayers Wissconsin the tribe. That letter was signed by Democratic Reps.
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