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Delaware Senate Panel Cuts Taxes & Fees on Casinos

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce taxes and fees at the state's casinos.

The Delaware State News reports that the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation to lower taxes on slots and table games.

The legislation has bipartisan support. Efforts to lower casino taxes have had little success in past years.

Supporters of the legislation say Delaware's tax rates for casinos are too high compared with neighboring jurisdictions. The state's public casino, Dover Downs, lost $1.1 million 2017.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.