U.S. local governments’ property- tax collections increased 6.2 percent during the second quarter from the year before, the Census Bureau reported, easing the strain on cities from the housing market crash. Read more

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 When it comes to education, local taxpayers keep proving they want what is best for their children. Read more

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 Imagine if someone were to move into your house without paying rent, consequently making your food, water and electric bills more expensive. Adding insult to injury, the freeloader turns out to be a multi-millionaire who argues he does not have to pay rent because your parents own the house. Read more

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 The Houston management district board that approves $37 million in property development tax breaks is packed with insiders from the local real estate community, including two people connected to major developer Hinesas well as at least two who are already city vendors. Read more

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 Property taxes in Brown County grew at a slower rate than those in all but one Wisconsin county in the past 10 years, a new study has found. Read more

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 Westchester landed the top dishonor of having the highest property taxes in the nation in 2011, according to U.S. Census data. Read more

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 A nearly $20 million bond proposal poised for a vote by the Roseville City Council could mean about a 15 percent increase in city property taxes. Read more

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 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's 2013 budget will call for a property tax freeze and impose another big shift in health benefit costs onto employees as a way to avoid a projected deficit, according to Abele and county budget officials. Read more

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 Sandoval County officials presented the recently opened UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho with a $13.7 million check that marks the hospital's first installment of property tax money from the county. Read more

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 The number of petitions filed in appeal of assessed property tax values are at a six-year low in Lee County, according to Clerk of Court records. Read more

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 The Lafourche Parish Council will take public input Tuesday on whether to increase property tax collections. Read more

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 Let’s say you and your neighbors want to improve your local school, or want to request cleaner parks, or more books at your local library. Read more

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 Southern Arizona voters are being asked to allocate $100 million in bond to improve Tucson streets. Read more

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 Most Maricopa County homeowners should owe less property tax this year than last. Read more

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 Thurston County Assessor Steven Drew put out a formal statement early today in response to a formal complaint that he illegally urged top staffers to donate to a county commissioner’s re-election campaign while in a government meeting Feb. 9 in his agency’s offices. Read more

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 It was said to be the biggest bellwether of his administration. Read more

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 Starting in 1982 in a single building that it didn't own, UPMC over 30 years has acquired and expanded most of the major hospitals in the region, built or purchased a network of 13 senior communities and hundreds of cancer treatment centers, rehabilitation and outpatient clinics and doctors' offices. Read more

 A proposal designed to boost occupancy at the Lakewood Mall by creating a tax increment financing district will be considered by the Aberdeen City Council on Monday. Read more

 Illinois’ hospitals supported a legislative package this spring that cut their Medicaid rates by 3.5 percent, or $108 million this fiscal year. Read more

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 People often accuse journalists of exaggeration. They think we blow things out of proportion to create controversies and sell newspapers.  Read more

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:27am

After seeing a significant jump in valuation last year of $30 million, Big Horn County saw a decrease in valuation by $5 million. Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:28am

 In Saturday’s Advertiser some Tuscola County officials were upset on what they viewed as a breach of trust with NextEra Energy Resources LLC over tax money. Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:32am

 The Brown Iron Brewery, a brew pub that will call Washington Township home, is getting a little relief from the costs of doing business thanks to two tax abatements. Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:33am

Twenty-six properties owned by entities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly in Nauvoo, were exempted from paying Hancock County property taxes. Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:34am

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his exemption fraud legislation, which a nationally recognized expert estimated the County may recover $65 million for taxing bodies in the first year, was signed by Governor Quinn yesterday. Read More