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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/4/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 04, 2021 | 0 Comments


Canadian Commercial Property Sector Hit by Outdated Assessments and Rising Tax Burden
Altus Group
The report looked at two variables which affect property tax rates – property market value assessments, which are carried out by Provincial governments, and the commercial-to-residential tax ratio.


Colorado Proposition 120 results: Property tax cut appears to fail
CPR News
Colorado voters have apparently decided not to lower property tax rates. By 8:45 p.m., Proposition 120 had the support of only about 43 percent of voters...

Basalt 3A: Voters say yes to property tax extension for downtown projects, affordable housing
The Aspen Times
A ballot question in Basalt to issue new bonds and maintain property tax levels for a variety of projects cruised to victory Tuesday night in Eagle and Pitkin counties.

Voters turning down Berthoud library property tax request
Reporter Herald
Berthoud voters appear to be turning down a request to raise their property taxes to fund library improvements by a margin of 58.26% to 41.8%.


Schools tax wins landslide in deep-red Manatee County: Here are 4 theories as to why
Herald Tribune
Education has become a defining issue in politics, and to many it seemed like the worst possible time for a School Board in a conservative county like Manatee to be asking voters to renew a property tax.

St. Pete voters reject tax incentives for businesses, headed to recount
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Voters in St. Petersburg officially chose to no longer offer tax incentives for businesses to come to the city. It was rejected with 28,717 people, or 50.2% of voters, voting no.


Idaho state senator floats plan that would eliminate school supplemental levies
Big Country News
The proposed plan would be to allocate half a cent from Idaho's 6% sales tax and create a new fund outside of the education budget and distribute the funds to school districts..


Voters turn down tax levy extension for Concord schools
The Goshen News
A nearly decade-old property tax levy for Concord Community Schools will cease after the end of the year as the result of a tight Election Day contest for the district.


Voters want to keep electing their county tax assessor
Mail Tribune
A majority of Jackson County voters want to keep electing the county tax assessor rather than making the assessor a hired county staff person,...


Voters reject Lubbock's $174.5M street bond packages, OK other items
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lubbock's proposal for a nearly $175 million street bonds package failed to receive voter approval. But voters OK'd a Lubbock County request for a tax hike to give the sheriff's office raises...

Texas voters approve all 8 constitutional amendments
The Cross Timbers Gazette 
Texas voters took to the polls to decide on eight proposed amendments to the state Constitution. These were passed as bills during this year's legislative sessions but require voter approval.

Comal ISD voters approve higher tax rate with brisk Election Day turnout
Heard Zeitung
Comal ISD won and lost Tuesday, as it narrowly received voters' blessings to build new facilities and increase pay for staffers, but didn't gain support to improve athletic facilities.

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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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