Walker still undecided on mascots bill

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Associated Press | December 6, 2013

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker still isn't saying whether he will sign a Republican bill that would make it harder to strip schools of American Indian mascots.

Walker said Thursday that he isn't focused on the measure that passed in November. Walker says he will "look at it some point in the future."

Walker can sign it into law or veto it at any time. If he doesn't take any action by Dec. 12, he has six days to act before the bill becomes law automatically.

Opponents of the bill are pressuring Walker to veto it, saying it is racist. But supporters say the current system for forcing removal of race-based mascots is flawed.

Members of the Mukwonago School District say they will not change its "Indians" name.

Walker was asked about the bill following the Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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