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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/7/2019

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NATIONAL

Property taxes lift community college revenue as enrollment ebbs
Education Dive
Although enrollment at community colleges has been declining for about a decade, property tax revenue and state funding have kept their operations ...

FLORIDA

Acupuncture Tax Fight Headed To High Court
WGCU News
Acupuncture Tax Fight Headed To High Court ... A legal battle about a property-tax exemption for a Gainesville acupuncture school is headed to the ...

IDAHO

Group fails in effort to recall Bannock County assessor
Idaho State Journal
The local group leading the effort to recall the Bannock County assessor has failed to secure enough petition signatures to force a public vote to ...

ILLINOIS

Analysis: Nearly 1 in 10 Cook County property owners didn't pay 2018 real estate taxes
Chicago City Wire
The threat of local government seizing and auctioning off one's property once motivated Illinoisans to promptly pay their real estate taxes. Or else.

IOWA

Iowa assessors win appeals over property value hikes
Mason City Globe Gazette
Owners of apartment buildings and nursing homes in North Iowa could avoid property tax hikes next year, thanks to efforts of Iowa's assessors.

KENTUCKY

VFW says property tax bill backlash not intended
messenger-inquirer
Owenboro Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 696 found themselves in a precarious position after the Sept. 28 public posting of the organization's ...

LOUISIANA

Assessor defends costly policy on business taxes for weeks; later, his staff says the policy doesn't ...
The Lens
Over the past few weeks, Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams has repeatedly defended what he said was an office policy as to how New Orleans ...

MINNESOTA

Residents wanted: Small towns go to great lengths to attract potential home-builders
Bemidji Pioneer
In Crookston, one of northwest Minnesota's largest cities, a two-year tax abatement is offered for people building new homes, said Shannon Stassen, ...

High-stakes assessments can upend lives of Minnesota families with disabilities
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The people who conduct the interviews — county assessors — change from one year to the next, multiplying the potential for mistakes and ...

Property tax hikes take biggest bite in less wealthy areas
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Proposed property tax hikes in Minneapolis and St. Paul will hit homeowners hardest in less wealthy pockets of the urban core, where fervent demand ...

MISSISSIPPI

Former deputy tax collector arrested for embezzlement of tax payments
Picayune Item
The investigation determined that Treadaway allegedly manipulated the Pearl River County Tax Assessor'scomputer software to void transactions for ...

NORTH CAROLINA

County slashes value of Panthers stadium by $100 million. The team wants a bigger break
Charlotte Observer (blog)
That happened through an informal review, where the Tax Assessor's Office considers appeals on a case-by-case basis. If the tax assessor agrees ...

RHODE ISLAND

City Councilor questions salary of new Providence tax assessor
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE — The Providence City Council on Thursday night voted to refer the appointment of Elyse Paré, the city's new tax assessor, to the ...

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina's property tax revenue down 16.7% since Q1 2018
Palmetto Business Daily
South Carolina collected $5 million in property taxes during the 1st quarter of 2019, a 16.7 percent decrease from the same period the previous year, ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Pipeline-related tax revenue flows into Monroe coffers
Beckley Register-Herald
Monroe Assessor Norbert Netzel took steps in 2017 to ensure his office had a handle on equipment and materials associated with pipeline ...

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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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