Don't kiss casino revenue tax relief goodbye

Posted 5/14/18

To the Editor:

For the town council and government spenders, the goal is to avoid lowering Tiverton’s tax levy, and hence your tax rate, no matter what. Logically then the casino revenues will accumulate because they will not be used to offset your taxes each year and instead will be available for unfettered town council spending and shell games. Although the town council may masquerade it in various buckets, accounts, and schemes - it is really this simple. (This is the real shell game, Mr. Leonard.)

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