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UPDATE: Governor now says casino decision will come by end of the week

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Administration confirms it received materials from the Menominee tribe on Tuesday.

It says Governor Walker will review the materials and is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker's office confirms to WKOW Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann that a decision on approving the Menominee Nation's plans for an $800 million off-reservation casino in Kenosha will come by the end of the week.

Many were awaiting the decision Tuesday, because that's when the 60-day period Walker gave the Menominee to build tribal consensus expires.

The governor has said he had three criteria for approving the project: the new casino can't create any net increase in gambling, there must be community support and all of the state's tribes must give their approval.

The Forest County Potawatomi and the Ho-Chunk Nation oppose the project.

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