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Daily NAPTA Update 7.25.2022

Posted by Diane Macri | Jul 25, 2022

ARIZONA

Feds used wiretaps in assessor corruption probe

nogalesinternational.com
Federal authorities have revealed one of the methods they used to gather evidence in an ongoing public corruption investigation in Santa Cruz County: court-ordered wiretaps of phones belonging to former County Assessor Felipe Fuentes and local business consultant Luis Manuel Flores.


CALIFORNIA

New attack on Proposition 13 involves racial inequity

VC Star
Overwhelmingly passed by voters in 1978, Proposition 13 froze property tax rates (1% plus bonds) and limited the growth of taxable values to 2% a year as long as property did not change hands. It also made it more difficult to enact new taxes of any kind, either by politicians or voters.


GEORGIA

Hyundai gets $1.8B in aid to build electric cars in Georgia

Detroit News
The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the signed agreement disclosed Friday.


MISSOURI

Business: Ameren, Cape Girardeau County tax dispute drags on

Southeast Missourian newspaper
Ameren Missouri and assessors in multiple Missouri counties, including Cape Girardeau, have been fighting a quiet battle that has gone on for years — and there appears to be no end in sight. The St. Louis-based utility says assessments for Ameren's underground natural gas distribution systems are too high and Ameren has fought the amounts in court.


NEW MEXICO

County Assessor Sued Over Assessment Of Los Alamos Couple's Residence

Los Alamos Reporter
Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder has been sued in his official capacity in First Judicial District Court by a Los Alamos couple seeking a refund of property taxes paid in calendar year 2021.


OREGON

Ore. Judge Won't Cut Value Of Parcel Where Person Was Shot

Law360
An Oregon Tax Court judge declined to lower the valuations of two properties Friday, including one where the owner's son was shot and wounded from nearby federal land, instead increasing them...


TEXAS

This couple's property tax bill is usually $0. Instead, they paid $3,770

KXAN Austin
Retired U.S. Marine David Pate, and his wife Jeanne, a former teacher, moved into a new home just outside Austin in February 2021. As soon as they moved in, they applied for property tax exemptions. A month later they were approved for disabled veteran and over 65 exemptions.

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