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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:24pm

Two weeks after the Nov. 4 elections, as victorious candidates in other local races hire staff and plan the layout of their new offices, the contest for Los Angeles County assessor remains undecided. Read More

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:25pm

Voters at Tuesday's town meeting approved a proposal to give the Stonington Land Trust $200,000 out of the town's $400,000 open space fund to help the land trust acquire the development rights to 168 acres of the Davis Farm in lower Pawcatuck. Read More

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:26pm

Most Kentuckians received their property tax bills weeks ago, but Jackson County residents might not get theirs until next year.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:48pm

Highlands Regional Medical Center has been suing the county over its property taxes since 2007; commissioners voted Tuesday to close a half-mile of Shop 16 Road at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.; and Commissioner Greg Harris said the price of a new sheriff’s office has risen more than $2 million.  Read More

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:50pm

Last week I wrote about what I am calling the Kansas Property Tax Consultant War.  The Kansas Court of Tax Appeals challenged the arrangements that property tax consultant Jerry Chatam had made with his clients.  Mr. Chatam responded on two fronts and won on both.  On the judicial front, a recent decision by the Kansas Court of Appeals overturned COTA’s decision.  More dramatic was the legislative victory that converted the judges on the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals to members of the Board of Tax Appeals along with other changes favorable to appealing taxpayers or at least their consultants.  For my third post on this topic, I have a first for my blog.  I interview Trevor Wholford,who served as a judge on COTA.  His views on the controversy are a bit different from Mr. Chatam’s, as you might expect.Read More