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Walker plans tribal leader meeting to talk proposed casino


Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he plans to sit down with Wisconsin Tribal leaders to discuss a proposed casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee Indian Tribe hopes Walker will give the green light to the project, but Walker said all 11 tribes need to give it the go-ahead.

In Wisconsin, gambling is a controlled monopoly limited to those tribes. Walker said he's optimistic the tribes will find a common ground.

"I'm hopeful that we can sit the various tribes down that have an interest in this and work out some sort of a win-win," Walker told Newsline 9 Monday in Wisconsin Rapids, "And that way, you don't have one area of the state gaining jobs while another potentially loses them. I would like to find a way to mitigate that, and create a win-win for everyone."

Walker added that the key is to look at tribes who have raised concerns about the plan. The meeting is set for later this week.

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