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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 6:48pm

Next year, the typical Travis County homeowner will pay an additional $291 in property taxes to local governments, a nearly 5 percent increase in the average total property tax bill. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:48pm

The problem began many years ago when our State Legislature drew boundaries for its school districts and authorized them with local taxing authority. The idea was to enable local control. Specifically, the plan was to empower locally elected school officials to manage the financial needs of their neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, these districts were not created with funding equity in mind. Now equal funding is a real problem, one that is destined to be fought in our courts if we don’t solve it soon. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:48pm

Mark T. Brand, a former Indian River school board member, has argued that he is not the legal owner of two buildings in the village occupied by tenants who pay him rent — but state law suggests he is.  Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:47pm

Would you buy something without having any idea what it costs?

I last posed this question a few months ago, not long after Michigan legislators adopted a bill sharply limiting who the state can go after for payment of delinquent corporate taxes. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:46pm

The Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) has awarded Allen County the 2014 County Achievement Award for the property tax kiosk in the treasurer’s office. The kiosk is the first of its kind in the nation and was conceptualized by County Treasurer Susan Orth and her staff. The kiosk has already served taxpayers by reducing waiting times during a busy tax collection season. Read More