Daily NAPTA Update 6.12.2023

Posted by Diane Macri | Jun 12, 2023 | 0 Comments


Colorado property tax plan remains on track after judge rejects lawsuit
Colorado Public Radio
Proposition HH — the Democratic proposal to reduce property tax rates while also shrinking TABOR refunds — remains on track to reach the ballot this November. A conservative coalition has sued to try to block it, arguing that the proposal is so broad that it's unconstitutional. But a Denver judge on Friday denied their requests, allowing the ballot initiative a place on the ballot — at least for now.


Inside the group making plans for Hartford's vacant office space
CT Insider
A monthly advisory group on office vacancy in greater Hartford has only met once in person since it formed last year, highlighting the main issue confronting the region's cities and towns — the future of in-person work.


Property tax values on Sanibel take hit post-Ian
Early preliminary property tax valuations for Sanibel have decreased significantly over 2022. The Lee County Property Appraiser's Office released its estimated tax roll values this week, which indicate a 30.85 percent drop for the city of Sanibel, but a 5.21 percent increase for Captiva as part of unincorporated Lee County. Early estimated valuations for the islands' fire districts also decreased.


Reynolds County vs State Tax Commission
My Mo Info
The Reynolds County assessors office and the Missouri state tax commission are at loggerheads over the value of property in the county. The Reynolds County Assessors Office has until Thursday (June 15) to raise assessments in the county to fair market value or risk losing money from the state. The state tax commission informed assessor Rick Parker of the potential penalty with a letter.


Sticker shock': Lincoln Greek house values skyrocket. The tax bills come next.
Journal Star
Greek chapters at the University Nebraska–Lincoln saw their building values jump nearly $1.2 million on average in one year, according to data from the Lancaster County Assessor's Office. “It was sticker shock,” said Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Jon Gayer. “Some of these groups are probably looking at a $100,000 increase in taxes.”


Texas Legislature's Tax Rate Shuffle: Who Will Pay The Price For School Funding?
Reform Austin
Education policy experts in Texas are voicing concerns over the possible long-term repercussions of property tax cuts proposed by the Republican-led state Legislature. While the aim of these cuts is to alleviate the financial burden on local school districts, there is mounting apprehension regarding the future financial sustainability of schools.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick face off in Texas property tax battle
Axios Dallas
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said this week that the Texas Senate won't pass the property tax-relief bill supported by Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan, insisting that the House proposal doesn't cut taxes enough for most homeowners. After eight years in their respective offices, this is the first time the governor and lieutenant governor, both Republicans, have publicly disagreed on an issue, Patrick said at a press conference.


Board declines to set lower personal property tax rate for data centers
Star Exponent 
The Board of Supervisors, at its meeting Tuesday night, declined to create a separate personal property tax classification or a lower rate for data center equipment and peripherals. Board members supported taxing such equipment the same as the rest of Culpeper County taxpayers—at a rate of $3.50 per every $100 of value.

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