Fairfax County casino bill to be reintroduced

Fairfax County casino bill to be reintroduced

Virginia senators emphasise the potential economic benefits.

US-. Virginia lawmakers are preparing to reintroduce a bill that could pave the way for a casino in Tysons, Fairfax County. The legislation would allow residents of Fairfax County to vote on proposals for a casino and conference centre in a referendum.

State Senator Dave Marsden highlighted financial pressures facing homeowners in Fairfax County, citing increases in real estate taxes. He argued that a casino could alleviate some of the burden by generating additional tax revenue for the county.

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The casino proposal was previously discussed during the legislative session in Richmond earlier this year and is expected to resurface in the upcoming General Assembly session.

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