MADISON, WI-Gov. Scott Walker says he plans tomeet with the leaders of various Indian tribes to reach consensuson the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's planto build an $800-million off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

The meeting is prompted by last week's approval of the Menomineetribe's off-reservation casino application by the USDepartment of the Interior, which now sends the plan toGov. Walker, who has the last word on the casino's approval underthe federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, according to theMilwaukee Business Journal.

Gov. Walker, who has maintained a no-net gaming policy, hasgiven the Menominee tribe and its tribal chairman, CraigCorn, 60 days to meet his criteria for approving newIndian casinos in the state. The governor says he would approve anew casino if it resulted in no new net gaming, received communitysupport, and sercured the approval of all 11 Indian tribes.

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John Jordan

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