Walker triples cap on payment for casino study

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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 Menominee Tribe to open an $800 million 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 the increase in potential payment "reflects the complexity of both the Kenosha casino proposal and its economic impact on Wisconsin."

Huebsch says raising the cap "ensures we will be able to provide accurate, relevant information about the viability of this project."

Walker has not said when he will make a decision.


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