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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/18/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 18, 2022 | 0 Comments


Georgia voters to decide on four ballot measures in addition to nationally watched races
They'll also have the opportunity to weigh in on four ballot questions, including a pair of constitutional amendments. The first amendment asks voters to decide whether to stop paying elected officials if they are suspended from office following a felony indictment. The suspended official will receive any withheld compensation if they are reinstated.


Atlantic City Casino Property Tax Remains in Dispute as State Judge Delays Decision
In August, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Blee said the state's decision to recalculate how much the nine casinos pay in property taxes by way of their payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) arrangement violated the state constitution.


Can Pennsylvania erase property taxes without wiping out education?
City & State PA
In 2015, an effort to eliminate Pennsylvania's school property tax system failed by one vote, with Democrat Mike Stack, then the state's lieutenant governor, casting the tie-breaking vote to kill the plan. Stack explained his vote, arguing that the bill would have left a “billion-dollar black hole” in the state's public education budget. 


Could payment of back taxes by Texas Central Railroad be a sign of new life?
Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure's next steps remain a mystery even after ninety-three property owners across nine Texas counties recently reached out to the company seeking answers about the future of its proposed high-speed train from Houston to Dallas.

GOP Harris County commissioners skip meeting on tax rate, again
Houston Chronicle
The two Republican county commissioners, Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, have been boycotting court meetings for more than a month, arguing that the court's Democratic majority was attempting to steamroll them by passing a budget and tax rates without their input or consent. 

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...


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