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Candidate wavers on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

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Artist's rendering of the proposed Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Image from Casino Kenosha

Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, appears to be shifting her position on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Last month, Burke criticized Gov. Scott Walker (R) for delaying a decision on the $800 million casino in Kenosha. Now she says she wants to see the result of an independent study, the Associated Press reported.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted Walker a six-month extension to make a decision. He now has until February 19, 2015, to accept or reject the casino.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Press Release | Fact Sheet: Menominee Nation Decision | Section 20 Determination: Menominee Nation Off-Reservation Casino

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BIA grants delay for Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino (04/14)

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