Menominee ups ante in hopes Walker will change mind on Kenosha casino

Menominee ups ante in hopes Walker will change mind on Kenosha casino


LIGHT ON THEIR CASINO, WHILE AN
HISTORIC VOTE WILL MAKE A
STREETCAR REALITY DOWNTOWN.
WE START WITH THE MENOMINEE
TRIBE’S OFFER TO ANTE UP BIG
BUCKS FOR THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS.
THE MENOMINEE HARD ROCK GROUP
IS OFFERING $220 MILLION TOWARD
A NEW ARENA IN HOPES THAT
GOVERNOR WALKER WILL CHANGE HIS
MIND AND APPROVE THEIR CASINO.
NEW AT 6:00, WISN 12 KENT
WAINSCOTT IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW
THIS WOULD WORK.
TO UNDERSTAND THIS PROPOSAL
,
YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE MONEY,
$220 MILLION.
THAT IS HOW MUCH THE MENOMINEE
GROUP SAYS THEY WILL KICK IN FOR
AN EXCHANGE FOR A KENOSHA
CASINO.
THAT MONEY WOULD GO TO THE STATE
TO REPLACE 220 MILLION IN STATE
WANTING.
— STATE BONDING.
THEY CALL IT A SLAM DUNK.
OTHERS SEE IT AS A MISSED
BUZZER.
IT IS TURNING HEADS.
THE MENOMINEE TRIBE WILL
CONTRIBUTE $220 MILLION TO COVER
STATE TAXPAYERS SHARE FOR A NEW
MILWAUKEE BUT OX — BUCKS ARENA.
THEY ARE HOPING GOVERNOR
SCOTT WALKER WILL REVERSE COURSE
AFTER REJECTING IT.
THE
CASINO GROUP IS NOT GIVING
UP, EVEN SHOWING OFF THIS NEW
OVERVIEW OF ITS PROPOSED SITE,
AND SUGGESTING THE GOVERNOR MAY
HAVE TIME TO RECONSIDER.
WE BELIEVE THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY AND AN OPPORTUNITY
TO GO BACK TO THE SECRETARY OF
INTERIOR AND ASK FOR SOME TYPE
OF EXTENSION.
THE ADMINISTRATION SECRETARY
QUICKLY SHUT DOWN THE OFFER.
THE DECISION IS DONE.
THE GOVERNOR HAS MADE HIS
DECISION.
WE HAVE PRESENTED HIM ALL THE
INFORMATION HE NEEDED.
HE HAS MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.
WE AS THE MILWAUKEE
BUCKS
TEAM PRESIDENT WHETHER IT MIGHT
INFLUENCE LAWMAKERS MIGHT VOTE
ON THE ARENA FUNDING PLAN.
I WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING THAT
TAKES FOCUS OFF OF THE
LEGISLATION TO BUILD THIS ARENA.
I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU AND
SAY, I DON’T LIKE ANYTHING THAT
TAKES FOCUS OFF.
GOVERNOR WALKER IS ON A
TRADE
MISSION IN LONDON.
WE REACHED OUT TO HIS OFFICE AND
WERE TOLD THAT HE HAS NOT YET
SEEN THIS OFFER, BUT THE OFFICE
AS THE GOVERNORS STANDS BY HIS
ARENA FUNDING PROPOSAL.
HERE’S WHAT’S NEXT.
THE GOVERNOR HAS UNTIL FEBRUARY
19 TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON
THE CASINO PLAN.
HE HAS SAID HE WILL NOT CHANGE
HIS MIND.
THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO FUND
A NEW ARENA WITH THE SO-CALLED
JOCK TAX MUST PASS THE STATE
LEGISLATURE.
THE BUCKS HAVE UNTIL 2017 TO GET
A NEW ARENA BUILT OR ELSE THE
NBA WILL BUY BACK THE TEAM FROM
THE NEW OWNERS AND LIKELY MOVE
THE BUCKS OUT OF MILWAUKEE.
NOW, WE ASKED YOU ON OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE WHETHER YOU AGREED
WITH THE DEAL THE MENOMINEE HAS
OFFERED?
85% OF YOU SAY YES.

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