MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Pressure is mounting on Gov. Scott Walker to veto a Republican bill that would make it harder to strip public schools of American Indian mascots, but the governor still isn't saying what he will do.
The leader of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission wrote to Walker on Nov. 8 urging him to kill the bill. Jim Zorn said using American Indians as mascots is stereotyping. Senate Democrats sent Walker a similar letter on Wednesday.
Walker has declined to say whether he supports the measure.
If Walker takes no action on the bill by Dec. 12 he'll trigger a six-day deadline to make a move. If he does nothing the bill would automatically become law at the end of that span.
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