Casino Opponents Seek Information On City's Consultant

Sep 24, 2012

   A political committee, formed to oppose a casino development in Springfield Massachusetts is seeking information about the city’s casino consultant.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

          An attorney who heads the group called, Citizens Against Casino Gaming filled a public records request Friday, seeking a copy  of the contract and all costs pertaining to the hiring of the casino consultant.  The consultant, Shefsky and Froelich of Chicago, is a registered lobbyist in Illinois for two of the casino companies that have shown an interest in Springfield.  Springfield city solicitor Ed Pikula said an opinion from the state ethics commission cleared the consultant of any wrongdoing

   Pikula said he’s confident the city will get unbiased advise from the consultant.