property taxes

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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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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