MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Gov. Scott Walker has received a six-month extension to make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha.
Walker's administration announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior approved the governor's request for additional time to decide whether to allow the Menominee tribe to open the $800 million entertainment complex.
The deadline for a decision has been moved from Aug. 23 to Feb. 19. Unless Walker wins re-election in November, his term ends in early January.
The Menominee tribe has been pushing for opening an off-reservation casino for more than 20 years, saying it will help pull their tribal members out of poverty. The tribe wants to build the casino complex on the grounds of the old Dairyland Greyhound dog track in Kenosha.