Greenville Wants Casino Cash To Itself

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville expects to collect a little over $1.1 million in taxes from two local casinos, and city leaders want to put all the revenue into the city budget instead of giving some to schools. Council member Carolyn Weathers says it might be possible to avoid a property tax increase by putting casino money into the city budget rather than giving any to the Greenville Public School District. The city council usually gives about 14 percent of the casino money to public schools and for the upcoming budget year that would be about $140,000. The city attorney says state law allows the city to keep all the money.

 

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2 Comments on "Greenville Wants Casino Cash To Itself"

  1. Schools were the main reason for the casino being voted in anyway.

  2. Next, the city council will vote themselves a raise. That’s a part time job and they draw more than people make working.

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