Wis. State of Tribes speech set for Feb. 13

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Menominee Nation's chairman is set to deliver the annual State of the Tribes speech on Feb. 13.

Craig Corn has been leading his tribe's push to persuade Republican Gov. Scott Walker to approve the band's plan to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha. It's unclear when Walker might make a decision.

The tribes' relationship with and Republican legislators has been tense in recent months. During last year's state of the tribes speech Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman Gordon Thayer accused state officials of spreading propaganda about spearfishing, hurting the state's natural resources with legislation easing mining regulations and failing to give the tribes enough credit.

Thayer's remarks so angered Bill Kramer, then the Assembly Speaker Pro Tem and now majority leader that he walked out.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242282491 - weau.com/a?a=242282491
Gray Television, Inc.