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Arlington eyes tax hikes amid more county spending

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Local Government, News, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

POTEMKIN VILLAGE? Impressive on the outside, Rosslyn's office vacancy rate has increased from 20 percent to 28 percent in the past year.

A proposed $4.9 million county pay hike and the highest per-pupil spending in Northern Virginia add up to still more taxes for Arlington residents.

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GOP officials squabble over property taxes

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Sumner County’s property appraiser says without hesitation the county’s director of schools and the county executive privately told him, in violation of Sunshine laws, to increase property values by 10 percent.

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Week in Review: PA credit rating drops, medical marijuana bill advances

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Before raunchy emails traded within the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured the attention of politicos across the state, there were far less risqué stories making the rounds.

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Alderman: Ocean Springs mayor using Kemper as excuse for tax increase

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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According to a long-serving alderman, Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is using a controversy involving park lighting and amateur soccer to ram through a tax increase.

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Voters deliver bloodbath to county commissioners after dramatic tax increase

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — One might say Fentress County resident David Beaty suffered a wee bit of abuse at the hands of County Executive Frank Smith, merely for complaining about a dramatic increase in property taxes at commission meetings.
There was that one meeting, of course, when Smith publicly called Beaty a “dumbass,” as […]

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PA lawmaker eyes higher cigarette tax for property tax relief

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

VICE TAXES FOR EVERYONE: One Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to use a higher cigarette tax to fund property tax relief across most of Pennsylvania.

All the talk about hiking the cigarette tax in Philadelphia to help fund city schools has some state lawmakers wondering, what about the rest of the state?

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