Richmond City Council votes to advance casino referendum

Courtesy the City of Richmond
Courtesy the City of Richmond(City of Richmond)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:37 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond City Council voted to advance the casino referendum, which is another step toward possibly getting it back on the ballot this November.

The vote was 8 to 1.

When city residents took up the ONE Casino + Resort project last November, 51 percent voted “no.”

This time, along with the promise of 1,500 jobs, leaders are proposing a 2-cent tax cut and using the revenue for improvement projects for the city and Richmond Public Schools.

The city will now have to petition the circuit court to get the referendum back on the ballot.

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