Daily NAPTA Update 04.17.2024

Posted by Diane Macri | Apr 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Martinez: Court sends a reminder; tax hikes require voter consent

Complete Colorado

We represented James Aranci and his neighbors, who were shocked to learn in 2020 that their property taxes to the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District doubled from 2019 to 2020 (and the years thereafter). TABOR mandates a ratification vote of any proposed tax increase or new debt taken on by government entities–including water districts.

Scaled-back property tax plan prompts special session speculation in Nebraska

The Independent

Gov. Jim Pillen vowed to keep Nebraska lawmakers in Lincoln if they failed to cut property taxes 40% by the end of their regular session. “We are going to get to 40% if we have to have a session every day until Christmas,” he told Lincoln business leaders in February.

Pennsylvania Governor Certifies $900 Million Statewide Property Tax Relief

FC Free Press PA

Governor Josh Shapiro's Administration has officially certified a record $900 million for statewide property tax relief through the Department of Education and local school districts. Secretary of the Budget Uri Monson has confirmed the sustainability of this amount for at least the next five years, as mandated by Act 1 of 2006, with local districts obligated to pass this funding on to taxpayers.

Hackers post Tarrant County property owners’ data from ransomware attack on dark web

Yahoo News

Medusa, the hacking group responsible for the ransomware attack on the Tarrant Appraisal District, has published data on the dark web it obtained from the attack, TAD said Tuesday. “TAD is aware that the criminal group Medusa has illegally posted files they claimed to have obtained from the TAD network,” Chief Appraiser Joe Don Bobbitt said in a statement.

Recent years' sticker shock missing as tax appraisals hit McLennan County mailboxes

Waco Tribune Herald

Property appraisal notices hit the mail Friday, and some homeowners already are protesting the numbers, though value increases are running well below those the past two years that sent property owners into sticker shock. At mid-morning Monday, nearly 70 homeowners had formally protested their appraised values.

Fort Worth's Burnett Plaza could face foreclosure

Dallas Business Journal

The owner of Fort Worth's tallest tower, Burnett Plaza, could face foreclosure from its lender. The bank that provided a loan on the property alleges an entity of New York-based Opal Holdings defaulted on a $13 million loan. Read on for details.

Spokane County assessors address concerns with the rise in property taxes


In 2017, Spokane County residents paid $562,961,631 in total property taxes. In 2024, that number jumped 52.8% to $860,250,730, leaving property owners confused about how their taxes could rise so much in such a short amount of time. According to Spokane County Deputy Assessor Joe Hollenback, the courts have a role to play.

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