Both sides of Kenosha casino plan Capitol rallies
The Menominee tribe awaits Gov. Scott Walker’s decision, which was originally set to come Friday, on the $800 million casino proposal for Kenosha. Photo: Image by Uncredited
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Opponents and supporters of a proposed casino in Kenosha both plan to rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
One event is organized by tea party groups and other conservative organizations to urge Gov. Scott Walker to reject the proposal from the Menominee tribe and Hard Rock International for the casino.
Those organizing the rally say they intend to voice their concerns that the casino will cost the state jobs and generate money for union members who may work to build and staff the casino.
Members of the Menominee tribe also planned to hold an event to encourage Walker to allow the casino to open. They argue the project is good for the state's economy.
Walker was expected to announce his decision this week.