property taxes

Austin property tax lawsuit triggers a backlash

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“The mayor’s plan won’t save people money — they’re being played as saps. It’s a total gimmick,” says Mark Pulliam, a retired attorney and local political activist.

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Tennessee audit calls out city employees for not paying taxes

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Several Dyersburg city employees are more than six months late paying their property taxes according to an audit that Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released last week, which emphasized city employees must set a better example.

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Education week-in-review: Stopping reform and a big tax break

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From California, where a school board is suing to stop school reform, to Nebraska, where a school board member’s family business gets a big tax break, it’s been an interesting week in education reform.

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Real estate expert: Vermont ‘just keeps adding more taxes and regulations’

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In part two of our interview with Isaac Chavez, the Vermont Realtors CEO says property taxes keep rising because lawmakers are focused on serving special interest groups, not taxpayers.

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Head of realtor trade group says property taxes causing outmigration in Vermont

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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High property taxes in Vermont are bad for homeowners and are causing people to leave the state, the CEO of Vermont’s top realtor association says.

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Vermont taxpayers feeling after-effects of Legislature’s $63 million tax binge

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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It’s been one month since the Vermont Legislature passed $63 million in new taxes, but leaders of the state’s top trade groups say taxpayers are already feeling the after-effects of the binge.

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