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Aide: Walker may decide on casino after election


MADISON (WKOW) -- A top aide says Governor Scott Walker may postpone deciding whether to approve the Menominee tribe's Kenosha casino project until after he runs for re-election next November.

Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the state's attorneys and financial adviser may need more time to examine the tribe's off-reservation project.

He says as the administration's point person on the project, he will engage in "shuttle diplomacy" to negotiate between the Menominee and two tribes that strongly oppose the project.

The paper says Huebsch also opened the door to modifying or dropping the veto power Walker gave each of Wisconsin's 11 tribes.

Ho-Chunk tribe spokesman Collin Price says he's disappointed that the administration would even consider removing the tribes' project veto power.

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