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PA House Republican leader says property tax relief bill coming

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Rep. Dave Reed's official website

House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said a property tax relief bill will include discussions about reductions and elimination.

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Watchdog Podcasts: In Our Backyards — Property taxes prop up mass transit

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, Podcast, transportation, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because […]

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Watchdog Podcast: In Our Backyards — The never-ending debate over property tax reform

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Pennsylvania, Podcast, Taxes, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm and Andrew Staub | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because […]

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Hop aboard: Tampa Bay-area transit authority wants to raise property taxes

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.

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American Dream shrinking for Michigan’s middle class

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The drop in income and middle-class households in Michigan from 2000 to 2013 calls for a re-evaluation of the state’s policy decisions.

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Lawmaker proposes school choice solution to Vermont’s education crisis

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Education Blog, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Courtesy of State of Vermont

As Gov. Peter Shumlin addressed the state’s fiscal woes Thursday, lawmakers and education-reform advocates gathered at the statehouse to propose school choice as the solution to Vermont’s education financing crisis.

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