When Sumner County voters approved the idea of a destination casino way back in December 2005, one of the strongest arguments was its potential to lower property taxes. Just seven months after the Kansas Star Casino opened, that’s about to happen in Mulvane. City Administrator Kent Hixson has included a 10 percent cut in the property-tax mill levy in his 2013 budget proposal, along with a 5 percent cut in city electric rates in the current year. The city, which receives 1 percent of gross revenue from the casino, already has received $844,000 and is making improvements to its water and emergency response systems.
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