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Walker asked to reconsider decision blocking casino planSubmitted: 01/28/2015
MADISON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his decision to reject a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha.

Ten lawmakers, including Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, sent Walker the letter Wednesday.

Walker said Friday he was not going to approve the $800 million casino, citing concerns over potential losses to the state due to terms of a compact with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.

Walker had until February 19th to make his decision.

The lawmakers say in their letter that Walker is ignoring terms of the state's compact with the Menominee requiring the tribe to make up any Potawatomi losses.

The lawmakers say the potential benefit to the state in jobs and economic development offered by the Kenosha casino is too great to pass up.

(Copyright 2015 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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