PolitiFact | The (now-rejected) Kenosha casino -- jobs and

News. Proposed Kenosha Casino Could Be Devastating to Milwaukee Minorities. Kelly R. August 25, 2014 . News, Rebel Pundit. The impact of a Casino in Kenosha on Milwaukee jobs has been well-documented. The city and county estimate the loss of 3000 jobs. But the impact on minorities could be devastating. The Potawatomi Casino, one of the largest employers of minorities in Milwaukee, is only 25 Kenosha’s local officials and residents hope the casino will provide a boon to the community’s lagging economy. It is not a certainty that will happen. Kenosha reports that the Menominee tribe will guarantee that at least 15 percent of the jobs at the casino will be for local residents. That amounts to only about 500 jobs, most of which are likely to be in the service industry and are not Kenosha casino jobs would come at expense of Milwaukee The former Dairyland site is where the Menominee tribe wants to build a casino. Now that the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved This includes $207 million in fiscal 2012, which ended on June 30 of that year. The five-year gambling take dwarfed the $64 million earned from the tribe’s other economic enterprises, including its five casino-based convenience stores. In fact, the profits from these other sources did not even match the $81 million the tribe received during that period in federal and state aid, which fund a KENOSHA (WITI) -- Federal officials have approved the proposal for a new casino in Kenosha, however Governor Scott Walker must sign off before plans can move forward. The federal government has approved the Menominee plan, but it still has several high hurdles to clear before gamblers could drop a buck into a slot machine or roll the dice at a craps table. In the wake of the news, here’s a look back at three claims about the Kenosha casino that were examined by PolitiFact Wisconsin. The Kenosha casino "would be one of the state’s largest Gov. Scott Walker said he is setting a high bar for approval of a casino in Kenosha, including consensus among the state’s tribes. Corn said the tribe had believed Kenosha language in its existing casino compact with the state would be sufficient for the Menominee project to meet Walker’s criterion. “That’s news to us While attention to casino-related news has intensified over the last month in anticipation of Gov. Scott Walker's decision on the Menominee Indian Tribe's request to build an $800 million off-reservation casino in Kenosha, three other tribes are in varying phases of pursuing similar projects. The decision on how to move forward in an industry that has evolved from its humble beginnings with

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