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While Republicans revel in their landslide victory Nov. 4, the chairman of the Texas Senate’s Democratic Caucus isn’t trying to downplay his party’s rout. Read More

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State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised. Read More

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Land values and real property taxes for some agricultural properties on Kauai may be going up next year. Read More

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A third new Discount Drug Mart store is coming to Medina County, this one along high-traffic Ohio 18 near Interstate 77 in Sharon Township. Read more

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After weeks of delay, Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman signed for receipt of the county's property tax bills Wednesday, clearing the way for them to be mailed next month, according to county Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/11/19/3547484_after-long-delay-jackson-county.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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An ongoing study reveals that generally, property taxes on commercial and industrial property in Wichita are high. In particular, taxes on commercial property in Wichita are among the highest in the nation. Read More

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Most Kentuckians received their property tax bills weeks ago, but Jackson County residents might not get theirs until next year.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/11/18/3546063_jackson-countys-property-tax-bills.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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Voters at Tuesday's town meeting approved a proposal to give the Stonington Land Trust $200,000 out of the town's $400,000 open space fund to help the land trust acquire the development rights to 168 acres of the Davis Farm in lower Pawcatuck. Read More

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Two weeks after the Nov. 4 elections, as victorious candidates in other local races hire staff and plan the layout of their new offices, the contest for Los Angeles County assessor remains undecided. Read More

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Highlands Regional Medical Center has been suing the county over its property taxes since 2007; commissioners voted Tuesday to close a half-mile of Shop 16 Road at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.; and Commissioner Greg Harris said the price of a new sheriff’s office has risen more than $2 million.  Read More

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Last week I wrote about what I am calling the Kansas Property Tax Consultant War.  The Kansas Court of Tax Appeals challenged the arrangements that property tax consultant Jerry Chatam had made with his clients.  Mr. Chatam responded on two fronts and won on both.  On the judicial front, a recent decision by the Kansas Court of Appeals overturned COTA’s decision.  More dramatic was the legislative victory that converted the judges on the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals to members of the Board of Tax Appeals along with other changes favorable to appealing taxpayers or at least their consultants.  For my third post on this topic, I have a first for my blog.  I interview Trevor Wholford,who served as a judge on COTA.  His views on the controversy are a bit different from Mr. Chatam’s, as you might expect.Read More

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Just a while ago we spent a few weeks discussing how Hawaii can grow its Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, and we mentioned that the tax system is something directly under our control so we can act on it relatively swiftly. We analyzed our tax systems based on a study called the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index that is put out by the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C.Read More

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I stumbled on what I call the Kansas Property Tax Consultant War through my regular process of going through the states in alphabetical order looking for interesting cases.  The decision by the Kansas Court of Appeals (KCOA) titled In the Matter of Protest Appeals of Lyerla, Kathy L. Liv. Trust et al really stood out from the pack.  The Court of Tax Appeals (COTA) had knocked out some property tax appeals because required notices had been signed by, in their view, the wrong person and had delved into the relationship between property tax consultant Jerry Chatam, his clients and attorney Linda Terrill, whom Mr. Chatatm regularly hires to represent his clients. It struck me that COTA really got its head handed to it by KCOA. Read More

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Ten years ago, Miami-Dade owed about $100 in property-tax debt for every resident in the county. Now that obligation is closer to $475 per resident. Read More

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An Albuquerque man said Sandoval County tax collectors want his family to pay more than $1,000 in property taxes on a building they don’t even own. In fact, there’s no way the family could own the building because it belongs to the United States Postal Service. Read More

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While Republicans revel in their landslide victory Nov. 4, the chairman of the Texas Senate’s Democratic Caucus isn’t trying to downplay his party’s rout. Read More

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:38pm

State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised. Read More

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:37pm

Land values and real property taxes for some agricultural properties on Kauai may be going up next year. Read More