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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/9/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Tax cuts to help homeowners prove a windfall for government and business properties
CBC
Provincial rules require municipal property tax reductions to be universal and there is nothing municipal leaders can do to steer savings in any direction, even if they want to.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Elderly Woman May Lose Home Owned by Family for Almost 100 Years
The Washington Informer
The District wants properties to be in productive use, or the owner is forced to pay extremely high tax bills to leave the property vacant.


HAWAII

Hawaii's housing prices remain high; expert hopes proposed tax could help rental market
KHON2
People who are paying a lot for rent are not alone. Honolulu's median rent for two and three-bedroom units is the highest in the nation at $1,528 and $2,408, respectively


KENTUCKY

'Shocked': Jefferson County seeing increase in property tax
WHAS11
Colleen Younger is the Jefferson County PVA, she said the increase is due to the housing market, low mortgage payments, and the increase in school tax


LOUISIANA

Orleans Assessor Erroll Williams seeks 4th term, faces 3 challengers
WDSU
The only man to serve as the consolidated assessor of Orleans Parish wants to keep the job another four years. Erroll Williams faces three opponents in his bid for a fourth term in the Nov. 13 election


NEW YORK

Tax breaks OK'd for $16M project to turn old Syracuse bread factory into apartments
Syracuse
A $16 million transformation of a former industrial bakery on Syracuse's Eastside into apartments and commercial space is getting nearly $730,000 in tax breaks.


PENNSYLVANIA

'Staggering': Realtors association backs lawsuit over calculations that could affect property tax bills
Post-Gazette
The Pittsburgh region's top real estate association is throwing its support behind a lawsuit claiming that Allegheny County is wrongly coding property sales submitted to a state...


Trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its public schools set to start Friday
Centre Daily
A trial set to start this week in Harrisburg could change how Pennsylvania funds its public schools in what advocates say would be a more equitable manner


TEXAS

Poll: More Texas voters unhappy than satisfied over power grid, abortion, property taxes
Brownwood Bulletin 
Texas voters have a net disapproval for how state leaders have handled the reliability of the electricity grid, abortion and property taxes, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll


Fort Worth City Council to vote on annexation plans for new housing and industry
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Fort Worth City Council will vote on two measures that would add approximately 182 acres to the far northern and southern reaches of the city


Longtime Brazos County official Gerald 'Buddy' Winn dies at 80
The Eagle
A casual come-and-go reception is set for 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday for former Brazos County Tax Assessor-Collector Gerald "Buddy" Winn, who died Saturday at the age of 80.


VERMONT

Burlington city councilor slams city's recent reassessment
WCAX
Progressives in Burlington are condemning the city's recent reassessment and calling for an overhaul of the property tax system, including higher taxes for business and a cap on what lower-income residents would pay.


WISCONSIN

Wisconsin tribes argue for property tax exemption at Seventh Circuit
Courthouse News
Four Wisconsin Chippewa tribes argued before a Seventh Circuit panel Monday that their lands are shielded from property taxes by an 1854 treaty.

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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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