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Walker seeks more time to decide on Kenosha casino

Published On: Feb 28 2014 03:57:58 PM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

Gov. Scott Walker wants six more months to make a decision on whether to approve the Menominee tribe's Kenosha casino project.

If approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Walker wouldn't have to make a decision on the casino until after the November election.

Walker released a letter Friday co-signed by the tribe asking the BIA to extend the original deadline from Aug. 23 to Feb. 19.

Walker and tribal chairwoman Laurie Boivin say in the letter that more time is needed to "develop and analyze independent data, and facilitate discussions with the interested parties."

Walker has said he wouldn't approve the casino unless all 11 tribes agree to it.

But the Ho-Chunk and Forest County Potawatomi tribes have steadfastly opposed the proposal.

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