Kansas Star shines on Mulvane
Wichita’s local government and school board have been struggling with big budget challenges for several years. They’ve been cutting their costs, raising fees, trimming services, and closing employment positions. People have lost their jobs. Local politicians realize that any tax increase will mean the end to their government service.
In Mulvane … a few miles southeast of Wichita … a different story. City administrator Kent Hixson says Mulvane is going ahead with a backlog of projects. He’s proposing a 10% reduction in the city’s property tax mill levy … and a 5% cut in electricity rates.
Mulvane is reaping the benefits of the Kansas Star Casino, which opened nearby last year. In seven months, the casino has given Mulvane nearly a million dollars. And that can have a big impact on a small town’s budget. Looks like Mulvane hit the jackpot.
It’s nice to see any Kansas municipal government doing well during these tough times.
Our thought for today is from Bret Harte:
“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
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