Wis. Gov. Rejects Menominee Tribe, Hard Rock's $808M Casino

Law360, New York (January 23, 2015, 1:48 PM EST) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker rejected on Friday a controversial $808 million casino resort proposed by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Hard Rock, marking the latest twist in a series of interconnecting issues between the state and its Indian communities.

The Menominee tribe and Hard Rock had planned to build the Class III facility on a 228-acre piece of land in the city of Kenosha that formerly housed a dog racing track. Walker said Friday that after careful deliberation of the "potential economic impact" of...
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