SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield's casino vote is one week away (July 16). If it is awarded the gaming license, MGM is promising $25 million a year to the city, but its unclear how that money will affect property taxes.
Springfield is exploring the option of getting casino land exempt from proposition 2.5.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno sent 22News this statement:
"While I cannot predict future budget demands with any certainty, I can say that casino revenue will be applied to the tax rate. I would expect this to have a significant and positive impact for Springfield taxpayers."
Springfield's casino referendum is Tuesday July 16th, polls will be open from 7am to 8pm.