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Menominee leadership change could impact Kenosha casino

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KENOSHA (WKOW) -- Leadership is changing for the Menominee tribe, and it could have an impact on the future of its proposed casino in Kenosha.

Chairman Craig Corn is out, and now Laurie Boivin is stepping in.

That raises questions for some, like Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

He represents nearby Racine County and has supported the casino project.

"I have no idea why Chairman Corn is no longer in office," says Vos. "He did a great job advocating for the casino project. He certainly was somebody that I spoke to on a regular basis. Hopefully the new chair,  it's a woman, will be somebody we can work with as well. I don't know her. So hopefully it won't derail the process."

Boivin said of the project, "We have such a high-level of unmet needs within our tribe, it's a game changer for us."

The fate of the casino is in the hands of Governor Walker.

He insists the leadership change won't have an impact on his decision.

"I appreciate working with Chairman Corn, but this isn't based on personalities. This is ultimately based on the facts," says Governor Walker.

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