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Walker sends tribe rejection letter as march continues


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't change his mind about approving a Kenosha casino, rejecting a new offer from the Menominee Nation to help pay for construction of a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Walker on Monday sent the tribe a letter rejecting its offer to pay $220 million for the arena, replacing money from the state.

Walker says that idea was never brought forward during 18 months of negotiations related to the proposed $800 million casino and entertainment complex.

Walker rejected it the original casino plan, saying the risk to taxpayers was too large.

Walker's rejection of the latest offer comes as members of the tribe continue to walk 155 miles to Madison to force a meeting with the governor. Their journey is scheduled to end mid-day on Wednesday.

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