Property values in Ottawa County, Michigan, a lakeside community of 266,300 known for its annual Tulip Time festival, may halt a three-year slide in 2013 as the auto-industry comeback spreads across the state’s economy. Read more

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 Three times the city council went to the voters asking them to support bond issues to construct a public safety building that would house the police department and the municipal court. Three times the voters rejected the idea. Read more

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 Times were so tough in Center Township, Beaver County, in the early '80s that a McDonald's closed up shop. Read more

 Over the last few weeks, residents of Colquitt County have complained to the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners about higher taxes spawned by higher property valuations that take effect this year. Read more

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 Mayor Frank Jackson formally kicked off his campaign to pass a school levy Saturday with a powerful new ally in his camp: United Way of Greater Cleveland. Read more

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 Mayor Michael Dinwiddie wants to cut next year’s city property taxes by 23 percent. Read more

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 Leroy Thomas Hogan's former getaway at the fire-destroyed Grandview Palace Condominiums exists only on paper. Read more

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 The reassessment of 197 properties in Putnam County will have financial impacts for the cities in which those properties lie as well. Read more

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 Plans by CBS Radio to consolidate its southeast Michigan operations in Southfield were music to the ears of most city council members, who Monday night approved an industrial development district and awarded a five-year personal property tax abatement to the company. Read more

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 Tightly honed budgets and proposed property tax rates ranging from slight decreases to as much as a 15 percent increase will be considered in 12 beach communities this month. Here's a brief look at how some of the cities and towns are handling the next fiscal year. Read more

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 Efforts by Wayne County Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak and other commissioners prevented a county tax increase proposal from getting on the November ballot. Read more

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 Since the housing market collapsed four years ago, county officials in the Triangle and across the state have been confronted with a dilemma that few saw coming. Read more

 The Union Fire Protection District Board of Directors rolled back the district’s tax levy now that a sales tax has been collected to fund district operations and personnel. Read more

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 Cascade County property owners will pay an extra $30-per-year assessment for garbage service but won’t see their property taxes rise. Read more

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 The Paulding County Board of Commissioners has approved the fiscal year 2013 budget and also increased property taxes. Read more

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 The typical Lakeway resident would pay $70 less in city property taxes under the proposed tax rate for the 2012-13 budget year. Read more

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 China's top tax bureau hasn't worked out details about an expansion of a property tax trial to include all cities across the country, state media reported Saturday. Read more

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 Anderson County's first woman mayor, sworn into office Friday afternoon, didn't mince words. Read more

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 The Chickasaw County Assessor’s Office and Assessor Doug Welton are announcing that the door-to-door inspections of all properties in Chickasaw County will begin approximately on Sept. 10. Read more

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 Cripple Creek Farm’s 20-year tradition of entertaining school children and church groups throughout Rutherford County with exotic animals is coming to an end. Read more

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Recent News

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:39am

A PROMINENT local member of the campaign against the property tax has admitted that the push to boycott the tax has 'not been a success' but says the high compliance rate with the tax is solely down to 'draconian measures' taken by the Government. Read More

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:34am

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS.--- Baxter Springs council members change the city's tax abatement policy. The change will help attract more businesses to the city, like an undisclosed company looking to manufacture dog food. The previous policy was a flat deferment for companies that would provide $100,000 of revenue and five employees.  Read More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:35am

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has fired a top county ethics official who was trying to punish Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios for putting relatives on his payroll. Read More

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:36am

As a rule one would not compare Fort Worth to the city of Detroit, 1,200 miles away and now infamously known as the largest municipality in the country to declare bankruptcy. Read More

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:37am

Mayor Greg Ballard's attempt to raise property taxes $8 million a year by eliminating the homestead property tax credit in favor of more spending on sports facilities and public subsidies for the private development projects of his pay-to-play pals was rejected by the City-County Council tonight on a 11-18 vote. Read More