property taxes

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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ALEC ranks Wisconsin tops in tax cuts in 2014 legislative session

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  National, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Scott Walker

Wisconsin has been recognized by the American Legislative Exchange Council as the leader in tax cuts in the 2014 legislative session. Some say that achievement will be noticed by most property owners when they pay their tax bills this winter.

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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

Photo courtesy City of Ocean Springs

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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