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Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA

Tax consultant spills the beans on bribing former County Assessor, judge throws out plea deal
2UrbanGirls
The ongoing bribery case against former Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez took an unexpected turn when his alleged co-conspirator openly testified about how the bribery worked in order to secure a plea deal. 


ILLINOIS

Kaegi Agrees To Meet Chicago's Hardest Hit Property Taxpayers
The Real Deal
Fritz Kaegi is willing to talk. The Cook County Assessor is planning a face-to-face response to protests by residents of Pilsen, the residential portion of the Chicago community area getting hit by the biggest increase to property tax bills out of all 77 in the city, Block Club Chicago reported.


INDIANA

Proposal could ax business personal property tax for thousands
Inside Indiana Business
A House lawmaker is reviving an effort to make changes to the business personal property tax that would offer a bit of a windfall to small-business owners while reducing local government revenue. Rep. Peggy Mayfield, R-Martinsville, is filing legislation that would raise the exemption that determines which companies must pay the business personal property tax. 


MARYLAND

Property owners seeing sharp increase in tax assessments
times-news.com
Many Allegany County property owners are getting a shock this year when they discover their tax assessments from the state of Maryland have increased sharply. The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation recently issued a first round of tax assessments to some property owners. 


Lower Somerset's tax assessment rise second highest in Maryland
Bay to Bay News
Lower Somerset County and Smith Island property owners who received their new tax assessment in the closing days of 2022 are as a group seeing a 40.3% increase in value compared to the last assessment on Jan. 1, 2020. Residential properties are the hardest hit with 94.6% of all homes having increased in value on average 48.8%.


MASSACHUSETTS

Lunenburg Select Board to address concerns over steep property tax increases
Sentinel & Enterprise
Hoping to quell the concerns of the town's waterfront residents, the Select Board is expected to address steep increases in property tax payments during their Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting. Residents located near or along Lake Shirley, Whalom Lake and Hickory Hills Lake voiced their displeasure with what they believe to be a miscalculated or even targeted increase in their most recent property tax assessment. 


NORTH DAKOTA

Former Bismarck mayor targets property taxes, utility bills; Schmitz says proposal would damage city
Bismarck Tribune
A former Bismarck mayor has started a petition drive seeking to reduce city property taxes and utility bills to the levels they were in 2018 -- an effort the current mayor says could have devastating consequences. Marlan "Hawk" Haakenson's petition effort comes at the same time the city is seeking to update its water rate structure after several years of complaints.

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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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