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Walker promises daily update on casino decision

the Menominee Nation's plans for a new $800 million casino in Kenosha. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson says Walker needs more time to review information the Menominee submitted. (AP Photo/The Journal Times, Scott Anderson, File)

The Menominee Nation wants to build an $800 million casino in Kenosha on the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. (AP File Photo/The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is promising a daily update on issues he’s considering as he decides whether to grant the Menominee Nation’s plans for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

Walker wants the Menominee to meet three criteria: the casino must have community support, can’t create any new net gambling in the state and Wisconsin’s other 10 tribes must approve the project. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi fear competition from the Kenosha casino and are steadfastly opposed to the idea.

Walker had planned to make his decision last week but has decided to take more time. He said in a statement Monday he will discuss the different issues he’s weighing in a daily email to the public.

Walker hasn’t laid out a timetable for his decision.

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