May 4, 2014 5:00 PM

By rejecting sales tax increase for Hy-Vee, Leawood sticks up for taxpayers

In recent years, area elected officials have approved a flood of taxpayer-financed improvements for privately owned casinos, shopping centers and other businesses. Now one city has had the good sense to hit the “pause” button on these giveaways, which are financed with the help of a higher sales tax charged in a community improvement district.

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