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Kenosha casino gets support from Racine County executiveSubmitted: 09/06/2013
Story By Associated Press

RACINE - The Racine County executive will support a proposed tribal casino in Kenosha.

County Executive Jim Ladwig joined members of the Menominee tribe at a news conference Thursday to announce his support.

Ladwig urged state lawmakers to endorse the 800-million dollar casino project,and the 500 county jobs promised along with it.

Ladwig has received assurances from the Menominee tribe that 15 percent of casino workers will come from Racine County.

Governor Walker has the final say on a proposal by Menominee Nation leaders for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

The Forest County Potawatomi tribe strongly opposes the project.

The Potawatomi run a casino in Milwaukee about 40 miles north of Kenosha.

They don't want to compete with the Menominee.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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