MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Senate's majority leader came out Thursday against a proposed Indian casino at Kenosha.
In an editorial column, Republican Scott Fitzgerald said his party's job creation policies would do more to help the Kenosha economy than a casino.
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs recently gave its blessing to an off-reservation gaming house and resort that the Menominee tribe wants to build at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park.
Governor Scott Walker now has the final approval -- and he says all 11 Wisconsin tribes would have to go along with it.
The Potawatomi has long opposed it, since a Kenosha casino would cut into the revenues for its lucrative gaming house in Milwaukee. The Ho-Chunk tribe has also objected.
Fitzgerald said Walker's approval could lead to a proliferation of off-reservation casinos. Beloit and Shullsburg have also been pushing for other tribes' casinos in recent years.