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Costs of Mashpee Wampanoag casino vote detailed

The town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, doesn't have enough money to pay for a vote on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's proposed casino agreement.

The vote, to be held July 28, will cost more than $120,000. But the town only has $50,000 in reserves.

The tribe wants to build a casino resort in the town and offered to pay $7 million a year plus $150 million in infrastructure improvements. The town responded with a higher proposal, which the tribe rejected as "hostile."

The two sides continue to negotiate and say they will have an agreement in time for the vote.

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Middleboro casino vote could top $120,000 (The Cape Cod Times 7/17)