Web Extra: Jonathan Steitz

Web Extra: Jonathan Steitz


UPFRONT.
A FINAL QUESTION ON
THE
KENOSHA CASINO.
YOU SAID YOU ARE NOT A FAN OF
GAMBLING?
YOU DON’T THINK HANDLING IS A
GREAT WAY TO DO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT, BUT YOU DO SUPPORT
THE CASINO, CORRECT?
I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF
FLIP-FLOPPING BY MY OPPONENT.
HE TOOK
IT OUT OF CONTEXT,
CHANGE THE MEANING OF THE QUOTE.
I HAVE A FIT RATER
— A FIFTH
GRADER, HE KNOWS THAT WHEN
YOU’RE DOING A RESEARCH REPORT,
YOU DON’T CHANGE THE MEANING.
I THINK THAT WAS REALLY
INAPPROPRIATE.
JUST TO BE CLEAR, I DON’T HAVE
A
PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING, PER SE.
I THINK THAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL
DECISION.
WHAT I TALKED ABOUT, IN TERMS OF
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, I DON’T
THINK GAMING IS AN ENGINE OF
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LONG
TERM.
IT IS NOT WHERE WE NEED TO BE.
I’VE BEEN VERY CONSISTENT ABOUT
THAT.
THE ONLY WAY GAINING IS A GOOD
THING FOR AN AREA IS IF THEY GET
MORE PEOPLE COMING IN TO THE
AREA FROM OUTSIDE THE AREA AND
LEAVING THEIR MONEY THERE.
WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS GAMING
DOES NOT PROVIDE A SERVICE —
THE MOST YOU CAN SAY ABOUT IT IS
THAT IT IS ENTERTAINMENT.
WITH THE CONSENT OF DEVELOPMENT
IN KENOSHA, I AM IN FAVOR OF IT.
THE BIG GAME CHANGER FOR ME IS
WHEN HARD ROCK CAME IN.
BY COINCIDENCE, I SPENT A LOT OF
TIME IN FORT LAUDERDALE.
THEY HAVE A MASSIVE HARD ROCK
FACILITY DOWN THERE.
IF WE CAN HAVE SOMETHING I CAN
KENOSHA, IT WOULD BE A GREAT
ASSET FOR THE AREA.
THE REASON IS IT IS MUCH MORE
THAN GAMING, IT IS AN
ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION.
WITH OUR PROXIMITY TO MILWAUKEE,
CHICAGO, O’HARE, WE HAVE AN
ABILITY TO BE A DESTINATION FOR
CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS.
I HAVE BEEN IN FAVOR THE CASINO,
WILL SUPPORT THE CASINO.
THIS IS MY OPPONENT’S NUMBER ONE
PRIORITY, IT IS WHAT HE SAYS.
THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT
NEITHER HE OR I HAVE CONTROL
OVER IT.
I CAN ENCOURAGE GOVERNOR WALKER
TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
I WILL.
I HAVE.
I WILL FOCUS IS A STATE SENATOR
ON THE THINGS I CAN CONTROL.
THAT REALLY GOES AGAIN TO MAKING
WISCONSIN MORE COMPETITIVE,
MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE RICE TAX

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