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Texas homeowners’ plea: Do mess with taxes

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Without an income tax, but with the sixth highest property tax burden in the country, the Lone Star State is no longer a low-cost haven for homeowners.

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School monopoly is a drag on downtowns

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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If schools sell real estate, downtown San Antonio is dirt poor and getting fleeced.

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Dump property tax for sales tax, group says

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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  While Attorney General Ken Paxton challenges Austin’s bid to dismantle Texas’ property tax law, a think tank wants to replace it with a reformed sales tax. The Democrat-controlled city alleges commercial and vacant land throughout Travis County is under-appraised. “The city of Austin has made it clear they want one thing and one thing […]

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Taxpayers feeling blue inside Austin city limits

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Put a school district with declining enrollment in a big-spending city and brace for heavier property tax bills. Welcome to true-blue Austin.

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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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