Daily NAPTA Update 10.11.2023

Posted by Diane Macri | Oct 11, 2023 | 0 Comments


West Sacramento residents left with higher school bond taxes
The Sacramento Bee
West Sacramento residents this year received an unexpected increase to property taxes due to a Yolo County “error” for mistakenly believing debt payments on a school bond measure were ending. The mistake was made by county officials in determining a tax rate that was sufficient to pay for Washington Unified School District Measure Q bond payments. 


Initiative to cap Colorado property tax increases at 4 percent approved for 2024 ballot
Kiowa County Press
Coloradans will decide whether to cap property taxes at 4 percent when they vote in the November 2024 general election. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold's office announced enough valid signatures were gathered to put Initiative #50, also called the "Voter Approval to Retain Additional Property Tax Revenue," on the ballot.


Assessment update from Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Evanston Round Table
As your Cook County Assessor, I want to update you on how assessments and property tax burdens shifted following the just-completed reassessment and appeals cycle for the north suburbs. Why is this important? Because the property tax bill you will receive in the coming weeks is not only affected by your property's assessment but the assessments of other properties in your neighborhood too.


Kansas homeowners want to slow down rising property taxes. Here's how lawmakers plan to address it
In the last nine years, Carol Schenk of Wichita has seen the assessed value of her home increase from $152,000 to $240,000 — pushing her annual property tax bill from $2,200 in 2014 to more than $3,000 in 2022. Schenk told lawmakers in a letter earlier this year that the tax on her nearly 30-year-old home is becoming too much. “I can't even imagine what my new tax bill will be,” Schenk said, “but I am struggling to afford it right now.”


Louisiana Residents Enjoy 5th Lowest Property Tax Burden In US
710 Keel
How do you feel about your taxes? Mainly your property taxes. It feels like most people, especially in Louisiana, think their taxes are too high. But if you live in Louisiana, that might be more about perception than anything else. Ever since I moved to Louisiana, I've heard people say that Louisiana is the "most taxed state" or "our taxes are higher than anyone else". 


HF 718: Property Tax Relief or City Budget Squeeze?
The Hawk Eye
House File 718 will collapse all voted and non-voted permissible levies under one general fund umbrella, and in the case of the City of Burlington, it will erase a vote of the populace. The move will provide property tax relief but will come at a cost to some communities. City of Burlington voters approved a 27 cent/$1,000 in assessed valuation levy to provide funding for the Burlington Public Library.


GOP must stop passing the buck on property tax hikes
Havre Daily News
There's a lot of back-and-forth across the state right now about who is responsible for the property tax crisis that's hitting homeowners in the wallet and making housing more expensive for all of us. Regardless of whether you own your home or rent it, skyrocketing property values in Montana are making it hard for all of us to find a place to live and afford to stay there. 


End Property Tax Effort Ongoing
The Dakotan
It is still in the early stages but the effort to end North Dakota's property tax appears to be gaining momentum. The End Unfair Property Tax movement hopes to obtain 45,000 signatures from North Dakotans to place an initiated measure before the voters to abolish proper tax. Rick Becker, Bismarck, is a former legislator who is spearheading the movement. 


Jefferson County Tax Assessor Collector Allison Nathan Getz dies
Beaumont Enterprise
Beaumont City Council member Mike Getz posted to Facebook Tuesday morning about his wife's passing. "She was the best and always will be," Mike said in the post. "God has called her home. I love you, Allison, with all my heart." Within the first hour of its posting, hundreds of people already had liked and commented on the post, expressing their condolences and sending love and prayers to Mike and family.


King County will have to close health clinics without state help, Constantine says
The Seattle Times
King County will have to eliminate 60 open positions and make much more dire budget cuts next year unless it gets help from the state Legislature, County Executive Dow Constantine said Tuesday. The county will be forced to close most of its 10 public health clinics next year, Constantine said, if the state Legislature doesn't act to let the county collect more property taxes or give it another way to raise revenue.

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