The Marion County assessor says his office has finished recalculating bogus assessments for 6,370 homes that had been overvalued, many by 20 percent or more. Read more

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 The state of Colorado and Adams County Assessor Gil Reyes have agreed that the county undervalued its commercial warehouses by a total of $19 million. Read more

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 Fueled by Houston’s robust energy and oil and gas sectors combined with strategic planning, Fort Bend County job growth has increased 78.1 percent from 2000 to 2011, making it the second-fastest growing county in the nation in that period. Read more

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 The same provision in the Texas Constitution that protects farmers and ranchers from excessive taxes on the land it takes to produce food for a hungry population also helps some of Central Texas' wealthiest corporations save thousands of dollars when the tax man comes calling. Read more

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 Flint voters face a tough choice on Election Day. Read more

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 Declining property values and recently enacted property tax restrictions combined to push more local governments into potential financial distress, shows a state audit released earlier this month. Read more

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 The National Football League’s New York Giants sit atop their division. Their New Jerseyhometown is in the fiscal cellar. Read more

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 Six of Cape May County’s 16 municipalities awarded a record-setting dollar amount of assessment reductions in response to tax appeals this year, making 2012 the second-biggest blow to ratables since the market peaked in 2005. Read more

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 A lawsuit concerning the 2010 property values of a Lawton apartment complex is on hold. Read more

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 The settlement of a lawsuit more than a decade in the making means more than half a million dollars will soon be coming to a number of taxing districts throughout St. Landry Parish. Read more

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 Two fired property assessor employees filed a federal lawsuit this month against their former boss, Bill Boner, claiming sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Read more

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 City officials say three new tax incentives approved at the Oct. 16 City Council meeting will result in nearly $172 million in new Sterling Heights corporate investments and nearly $180,000 in new annual city revenue. Read more

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 Winnetka trustees have hinted they might consider repealing the village's landmark ordinance, but the possible financial implications to other homeowners may be much smaller than they think. Read more

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 Tucked near the end of a lengthy ballot that features contentious issues like abortion and the Supreme Court is a little-discussed business tax cut amendment hoping to make it into the state Constitution. Read more

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 On November 6, voters in New Orleans will decide whether to extend a property tax for flood protection and some non-flood protection items for 30 years.  A government watchdog group is urging taxpayers to vote the proposal down. Read more

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 Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increment financing districts into other private developments was supposed to kick-start construction hiring in Minnesota, but an examination published Wednesday found evidence of job creation was spotty at best, even as many companies cashed in on the new law. Read more

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 The city of Snoqualmie is asking voters to approve a public safety operations, street and park maintenance levy in November, saying levels of service could face cuts if not approved. Read more

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 Residents of the Willits Unified School District will see an unexpected quadruple increase in tax payments for the Willits school bond in their 2012/13 tax bills and that's not the end of the unpleasant surprises. Read more

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 At its meeting Tuesday night, the Oswego City School District Board of Education adopted a resolution approving the stipulation of settlement and order settling all of the pending tax certiorari proceedings with Oswego Harbor, LLC, for tax years 2006-2007 through 3022-2012. Read more

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 Property tax collections that pay for schools, cities and fire districts dropped for the second year in a row, reflecting the continuing decline in real estate values. Read more

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:05pm

 The Dalles joins a majority of cities in the state that have deferred maintenance of streets due to budget constraints, according to a recent report issued by the League of Oregon Cities. Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:06pm

 At a recent political rally, former State Representative Wayne Christian was asked for his solution for replacing the property tax imposed on Texans. Christian is running for Railroad Commissioner, a position that has little authority over property taxes, but he was willing to accept the question and converse a bit on it. Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:07pm

 After receiving interest from both within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction, College Station is working on setting up the framework for municipal utility districts. Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:08pm

 A complaint against an employee in the Kanawha County Assessor's Office accused of undervaluing rental properties he owns has been dismissed by the state Ethics Commission's Probable Cause Review Board. Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:09pm

 The rapid growth in frac sand mining activity in Barron County has begun to be reflected by a jump in the amount of property taxes being paid by frac sand mining and processing facilities here. Read More