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Amid property tax breaks, lawsuits rise in Houston

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Eighteen Houston area companies received $237,806,510 in property tax exemptions last year. But that hasn’t slowed the wave of lawsuits hitting the Harris County Appraisal District, as businesses fight to reduce their tax liability.

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Philly mayor praises ‘regressive’ soda tax at Dem convention

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  National, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

James Kenney and Hillary

“Where do we draw the line with government and what we can and cannot do?” he said.

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Democrats ‘most progressive’ platform could be most costly for taxpayers

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  National, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While some of the language is nebulous, the platform calls for expensive initiatives.

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Commercial lawsuits blow back on Texas taxpayers

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Lawsuits over commercial property appraisals are on the rise in Texas, and taxpayers are footing an ever-bigger legal bill. The tide of lawsuits comes as large commercial entities contest double-digit increases in property values that produce correspondingly bigger tax bills.

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Former state auditor Randy Brock challenges Democrats on ‘free’ college

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates are promising free college in return for votes, but a former state auditor and candidate for lieutenant governor says the numbers don’t add up.

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Hard up for cash, Erie mulls revoking hospital’s tax-exempt status

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania nonprofits have come under heavy scrutiny while taxpayers are increasingly asked to foot their bills.

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