Stockbridge-Munsee tribe president to address state Legislature

Stockbridge-Munsee tribe president to address state Legislature

The president of a tribe that plans to withhold nearly $1 million from the state over a casino dispute will deliver the annual State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin Legislature.

Stockbridge-Munsee President Shannon Holsey is scheduled to give a speech Tuesday afternoon.

The Stockbridge-Munsee has warned the state it intends to withhold gambling payments to the state if Gov. Scott Walker’s administration doesn’t block the Ho-Chunk Nation’s plans to expand its Wittenberg casino. That casino lies 17 miles from the Stockbridge-Munsee’s casino in Bowler.

The Stockbridge-Munsee are concerned the expansion will draw gamblers away from its establishment and maintain the Ho-Chunk expansion violates that tribe’s compact with the state.

Holsey did not immediately respond to a message.

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