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.