Mayor Joe Reardon last week said the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City should use revenues from a casino to reduce property taxes. The county is in the process of reviewing proposals for a state-approved casino that could bring in as much as $7 million to $10 million in its first year of operation.

Reardon made the proposal in his 2008 state of the unified government address, the third since he was elected mayor and chief executive officer of the combined government in 2005. The casino money could allow a 10% reduction in the county’s property tax rate, he said.

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