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Tell Gov Walker to say YES
We weren’t done on Friday. The Tribe worked throughout the weekend making the final run to push Governor Walker to approve the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. We hope to hear a favorable decision this week. The Tribe would like to thank you for your support, but let’s not stop the contact with the Governor and social media discussion just yet. Please continue contacted Governor Walker via email, social media, and telephone urging him to approve the Menominee Hard Rock Casino!

On Saturday November 2, 2013, Chairman Corn issued a 12-page correspondence to Governor Walker detailing how the Tribe met his criteria in addition to the Seminole Hard Rock International offer to put up a $50 million dollar guarantee to cover any loses to the Ho-Chunk and Forest County Potawatomi.

We still need your help. Please participate in the media commentary, social media sites for Governor Walker, and email him with your message. We want to ensure that we make our voices heard to approve Menominee Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha because it is a WIN for the Tribe, a WIN for Kenosha and WIN for Wisconsin.

Please contact Governor Walker through email and his social media sites – DON’T LET OUR JOBS AND REVENUE GO TO ILLINOIS!

govgeneral@wisconsin.gov
Twitter: @govwalker

     
           

 
    February 28, 2014    
    Statement on Filing for a Six-Month Extension by Governor Walker to Further Study the Proposed Menominee-Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Kenosha    
    The Menominee and Hard Rock team continues to work with Governor Scott Walker and Secretary Mike Huebsch to bring the decision-making process to a logical conclusion - approval for the Kenosha casino project.    
         
    Read More...    
         
         
    December 19, 2013    
    Menominee Tribe Grateful that Rep. Paul Ryan Expresses Support for the Proposed Hard Rock Kenosha Casino    
    We are honored to have earned the support of Congressman Paul Ryan and are confident that our project will meet his goal of a net jobs gain that benefits everybody.    
         
    Read More...    
         
         
    November 11, 2013    
    Statements from Menominee Tribe on Governor Walker’s New Timing for the Kenosha Casino    
    "Today is another step forward for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in our efforts to create 5000 new jobs and achieve self-determination and financial stability for our tribe. We thank Governor Walker for his willingness to take the time necessary to chart a clear path towards final approval of the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. We are committed to working with him and Secretary Mike Huebsch to make the casino a reality in the best interests for all of Wisconsin.    
    Read More...    
         
         
    November 7, 2013    
    Hard Rock Kenosha Projet Brings Promise of a Brighter Future    
    A new beginning. That’s what the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will have with the Hard Rock Kenosha Casino.    
         
    Read More...    
         
         
    November 4, 2013    
    Menominee Tribe Reacts to Out-of-State Opposition to the Kenosha casino    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said today:    
    "On Tuesday, November 5, a group of visitors will come to Madison from other parts of the nation to pressure Governor Walker into saying no to the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. The out-of-state people will voice their opposition to Wisconsin creating 5,000 new direct and indirect jobs and generating at least $250 million in new revenue for the state in the first five years that the casino operates. Perhaps they'd rather see Illinois get the jobs and tourists at the expense of Wisconsin.    
         
    Read Press Release...    
         
         
    November 2, 2013    
    MENOMINEE TRIBE UPS ANTE and OFFERS GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER UP TO $250 MILLION TO PAY FOR POTENTIAL LOSSES TO HO-CHUNK AND POTAWATOMI    
    Letter Sent To Governor Includes $50 Million Letter of Credit from Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment if Losses to Two Tribes Exceeds $200 Million    
         
    Read Press Release...    
         
         
    November 2, 2013    
    Letter to Gov. Scott Walker from Menominee Tribal Chairman Craig Corn on the possibility of Illinois casino opening if Kenosha is not approved    
         
    Read Letter (included supporting documents)    
         
         
    November 1, 2013    
    No New Net Gaming when Hard Rock Casino re-opens Dairyland Greyhound Track and Menominee close and existing on-reservation casino    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, released a statement today on how the Kenosha project replaces a long-shuttered greyhound track and that one existing tribal casino will close therefore resulting in no new net gaming in the state.    
         
Read Full Statement...
         
         
    October 31, 2013    
    Consensus Achieved, say Menominee and Hard Rock International    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, today released the following statement about how the Kenosha Casino project fulfilled Governor Walker’s criteria for consensus from all Wisconsin tribes.    
         
    Read Full Statement...    
         
         
    October 29, 2013    
    Southeast Wisconsin – including Milwaukee – will see jobs gain with Kenosha Casino, Multiple Studies Show    
    Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, today released the following statement about job creation and potential revenue impacts from the proposed Kenosha casino:    
    Read Full Statement...    
         
         
    October 28, 2013    
    Statement from James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International    
In my role as Chairman of Hard Rock International I frequently come in contact with heads of state, elected officials and public officials from around the world. I believe I am a good judge of character and able to determine the measure of a person based on a working relationship.
         
    Read Full Statement...    
         
         
    October 28, 2013    
    Menominee & Hard Rock International Comments on Governor Walker’s Perspective on Expansion of Casino Gaming in Illinois    
    Today Governor Scott Walker issued an email to supporters and the media stating his understanding of the prospects for the expansion of casino gaming in Illinois. Menominee Tribal Chair Craig Corn thanks the Governor for his continued deliberation on the Kenosha Casino. James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International, who has partnered with the Menominee Tribe, says that Kenosha and the Wisconsin/Illinois state-line area continue to be a targeted region for all gaming interests nationally.    
         
    Read Full Statement...    
         
         
    October 25, 2013    
    Governor Walker continues to deliberate on Kenosha casino    
    Today, Governor Walker says he is continuing to deliberate on all the facts before making his decision on the proposal from the Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock International to build a destination resort and casino in Kenosha. We respect the governor’s decision and we are grateful for his leadership on this matter.    
         
    Read Statement from Chairman Corn    
         
    October 23, 2013    
    Document MITW & Hard Rock submitted to Governor Walker to assist in gaining approval for a casino in Kenosha    
         
    Click here to View Document    
         
         
    October 22, 2013    
    Statement from Menominee Tribal Chairman Craig Corn on Gov. Walker's criteria    
         
    Read Full Statement...    
         
    October 10, 2013    
    HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH THE MENOMINEE TRIBE FOR CASINO PROJECT IN WISCONSIN    
    Orlando, Fla. - October 10, 2013 - Hard Rock International - owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands - announced today its alliance with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop, brand and manage their proposed regional entertainment destination located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The proposed project would be developed in conjunction with the Osceola Group out of Naples, Fla., and designed to draw visitors from throughout the region. The project is expected to create more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in addition to generating significant economic benefits for the state of Wisconsin, including an estimated 600 million total in projected payments to the state over the course of the pre-approved compact with the state.
   
         
    Read Full Press Release...    
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Menominee Tribe Unveils Jobs-Focused TV Campaign Urging Gov. Walker to Approve Kenosha Casino
 
With limited resources, Tribe features real people to tell story of thousands of jobs and multimillion-dollar economic beneifts for Wisconsin.
Read Full Press Release...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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