The state Bureau of Labor and Industries dismissed one of three gender and age discrimination claims against County Assessor Scott Maytubby last Thursday, citing insufficient evidence to justify fuller investigation. Read more

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 Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth improperly claimed two homeowner exemptions from 2007 to 2010. Read more

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 For the good of Johnson County citizens — as well as the officials themselves — we hope agreement can be reached today about the powers and duties of various public offices. Read more

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 The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee that devastated homeowners along the Susquehanna River could cost the Wyoming Area School District more than $50,000. Read more

 Lane County’s cities, schools and other local taxing districts would have to pay a sliver of their property tax revenue to county government to help fund the assessor’s office under one of several ideas for new state legislation approved Wednesday by Lane County commissioners. Read more

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 The Winona Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for September 4 for citizens to voice their opinions on the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget. Read more

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 The City of Navasota will hold two public hearings this Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. and on Aug. 27, at 6 p.m., at city hall regarding a proposed 1.01 percent tax increase at .4874/$100. Read more

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 A recording of Elvis Presley crooning "I Did it My Way" played before the funeral of longtime Lake County Property Appraiser Ed Havill. Read more

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 A couple of bond sales were finalized last week by the County Commissioners restructuring county debt to take advantage of better interest rates. Read more

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 The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced more than $2.3 million in incentives for four companies that plan to add 415 jobs in Michigan. Read more

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 Heavy rains brought street flooding to the town of Belleair on Tuesday night, but that didn't deter a standing-room-only crowd from attending a Town Commission meeting. Read more

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 The empty former First Baptist Church building at the corner of Prince and Water street may be razed for a housing complex  if a private developing firm proceeds with a project proposed for the site. Read more

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 Liberty ISD Trustees met Tues., Aug. 21 and approved the expenditure budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Starting with a deficit budget of ($511,187) put LISD’s projected ending balance for the General Fund at a ($209,190) difference from its target. Read more

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 Steuben County will be able to offer a new property tax abatement program to encourage renovation and revitalization under legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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 City Council is moving forward with a potential 80 percent property tax abatement for the selected developers of the vacant Lee Road-Meadowbrook Boulevard property. Read more

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 Want to know why Cottage Grove Public Works is shelling out that new piece of equipment next year? Or, how about the new squad cars Public Safety wants to buy? Read more

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 Wichita Falls city councilors got a glimpse of the fiscal year 2013 budget Tuesday — one that included a recommended property tax and water rate increase. Read more

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  The Texas comptroller is trying to make it easier for Texans to find out who exactly is reaching into their wallets for tax revenue. Read more

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 Broward County has weathered a financial storm, but the forecast is still cloudy. Read more

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  Portland city officials said Tuesday that, while many question marks still hover around the potential sale of Mercy Health Systems to a for-profit entity, shifting the previously nontaxable hospital network onto the tax rolls could generate $865,000 or more in new annual property taxes for the city. Read more

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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:27am

City officials here are asking voters to approve a 22 percent increase in city property taxes this year, despite recent construction trends that could boost revenues and postpone the need for further budget cuts. Read More

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:28am

The highest combined property tax rates in Monroe County are in the Twin Boroughs, while three West End townships have the lowest combined property tax burdens in the county, according to a Pocono Record survey. Read More

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:30am

 Recently, we have heard from several county judges informing us of burn bans in their area. So this is a good time to remind you about the dangers of wildfires in Arkansas and what the 89th General Assembly did to help protect our homes and property from the destruction wildfires can cause. Read More

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:32am

With all the fears that Superstorm Sandy created, here’s one that never materialized: huge tax increases to make up for property destroyed along the coastlines of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Read More

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:34am

An Ohio lawmaker wants to provide a tax break to property owners who home-school their children. Read More