The West Virginia Ethics Commission announced two sanctions Oct. 4 for two public officials. Read more

 Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is thumbing his nose at a subpoena issued by the county’s Inspector General seeking documents about an employee who allegedly received an illegal property tax break. Read more

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  The owners of the Palladium have been successful in getting some relief from the 229 percent increase in the assessed valuation of the downtown entertainment venue. Read more

 A Buffalo developer will get the 10-year tax abatement package it says it needs to proceed with the second phase of Creek Wood Apartments. Read more

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 A Saginaw manufacturing company was granted a 12-year tax abatement by Saginaw City Council Monday night for improvements and equipment being purchased for facilities on E. Holland. Read more

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 Ten-year property tax abatement was granted Monday by Princeton’s Common Council to a private developer seeking to build a senior housing project. Read more

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 The Dow Chemical Co. plans to invest $12 million to expand and extend the life of facilities within its Michigan Operations site to support one of its water purification products. Read more

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 We applaud the City Council's decision Tuesday to approve an incentives package for the downtown Lichtenstein building redevelopment project. Eight years of tax abatements is the least the council could do, considering. Read more

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 The developer of an upscale banquet hall has broken new ground by being the first to be granted a real estate tax abatement package for a commercial, rather than industrial, enterprise. Read more

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 It is reported that ProCoil, a Canton company and auto industry steel supplier, has begun a rebound after narrowly surviving an economic tsunami that had forced the firm to slash its workforce from more than 100 employees to just 25. Read more

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 A law passed to reduce taxes for farmers is also being used to drastically cut tax bills by wealthy Tennessee residents who appear to do little farming. Read more

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  The Marion County Assessor says there's been a mistake in hundreds, possibly thousands of new property assessments. Read more

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 St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Pinnacle Entertainment, owner of the River City Casino in Lemay, have reached an agreement regarding 2010, 2011 and 2012 property value appeals brought by the casino. Read more

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 Roger Mick lives on an impressive sweep of land resembling the setting for the soap opera Dallas: 70 acres of manicured pastures surrounding a sprawling, 12,000-square-foot mansion with a tennis court and pool. Read more

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 Cleveland's proposed school tax would have very different costs in the district's diverse neighborhoods. Read more

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 Later this month, Travis County mails out 2012 property tax bills to homeowners. Those bills will be bigger than last year, but not by much. Tax rates have gone up, but those rates are applied to lower property values than in 2011, dampening some of the tax rate increases. Read more

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 The developer behind a controversial project in downtown Lansing owes more than $44,000 in back property taxes to the city and county, records show. Read more

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 After several years of budget cuts, employee furloughs and reduced hours at libraries because of a perpetual imbalance on the city's ledger, Denver officials think they have the answer, and they hope voters agree. Read more

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 The District’s chief tax appraiser resigned Monday amid controversy over reductions in the proposed assessments of hundreds of commercial properties that cut the city’s tax base by $2.6 billion. Read more

 A legislative study committee will examine the state’s property tax assessment system to determine if the state’s property tax caps are being manipulated. Read more

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Recent News

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:01pm

 Don’t look for a trend driving property values that rose very slightly overall in Gregg County this year, the man who sets those values said Thursday. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:04pm

The Comal Appraisal District has certified the tax rolls for New Braunfels and Comal County, which is an important milestone as local government agencies (like the city and the county) begin looking at their budgets for next year (since the tax rolls represent a large part of their annual income). Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:05pm

As Los Angeles’ housing market recovery moves from anemic to heated, county coffers are reaping the benefits of a record-setting, nearly $1.130 trillion property tax roll—more than $50 billion bigger than last year’s. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:08pm

Believers in the theory that federal land patents defeat property taxes have been dealt a blow by this decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  It is a rather interesting theory. Read More