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Walker administration triples payment for Menominee casino study

A concept design for the proposed casino in Kenosha. (Photo by: Hard Rock International).
A concept design for the proposed casino in Kenosha. (Photo by: Hard Rock International).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The cost of a probe into whether the state should allow the Menominee Tribe to open an $800 million casino has apparently escalated three fold.

Gov. Scott Walker's administration has agreed to triple to $1.5 million the potential payment to a national law firm hired to help examine whether to allow the casino in Kenosha.

The original contract signed in December capped payments to the Dykema Gossett law firm at $500,000. But an amended contract released Thursday by Walker's administration raises the cap to $1.5 million.

Walker's Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says raising the cap "ensures we will be able to provide accurate, relevant information about the viability of this project."

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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