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Coalition Letter to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Coalition LetterheadGovernor Scott Walker
P.O. Box 7863
Madison, WI 53707-7863

Dear Governor Walker:

Families, businesses and communities in Wisconsin and around the nation are concerned with the dangerous track Indian gaming is taking in the Badger State.  The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 and state law contemplated that that casinos built by Native American Tribes would be on reservation lands.

The requirements placed on tribal casinos are rigorous both those from the federal government and the State of Wisconsin — and for good reason.  We would like to express our thanks to you as you continue to uphold these long-standing regulations.  Continue reading

Coalition Letter to Gov. Walker on Casino Gambling

FOF Letterhead

September 20, 2013


Governor Scott Walker
P.O. Box 7863
Madison, WI  53707-7863

Dear Governor Walker:

We are writing to thank you for putting forward family and job friendly criteria for evaluating Indian gaming operations in Wisconsin. While we understand that media elites and liberals in Washington are trying to get you to change your mind about the principled stand you’ve outlined, we want you to know that we stand with you.

Wisconsin has 24 casinos – more than there are in Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota. In the case of Illinois – that state has double the population but less than half the number of casinos.

The proposed new casino in Wisconsin is bad for taxpayers, job seekers and families. In addition to the adverse impact the Menominee Tribe’s proposed facility would have on the community, it is planned as a union facility. Continue reading

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