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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/20/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

ARIZONA

Arizona Supreme Court ponders Brnovich lawsuit on ASU hotel deal
KTAR
The state Supreme Court on Thursday appeared conflicted over whether Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and a hotel developer should be revived.


ILLINOIS

Cook County assessor gave tax breaks to a dead mobster for 6 years
Chicago Sun-Times
For year after year, applications came in from a modest home in Bridgeview to the Cook County assessor's office, seeking property tax breaks that are available to senior citizens on fixed incomes.


Chicago property tax hikes cause housing struggles for seniors
Illinois Policy
A report on rapid growth among Cook County's senior population found nearly 60% spend more than 30% of their income on rent.


IOWA

Iowa Premium's Tama beef plant expansion to get $14 million from state
The Des Moines Register
Iowa Premium, which National Beef acquired in 2019, wants to replace its current slaughtering and processing facility with a larger one, doubling its capacity to about 14,000 head of cattle weekly.


Supreme Court: Polk County can shield secret list of property owners
Iowa Capital Dispatch
For more than two decades, the assessor's office has allowed property owners to request that their properties be added to a list that is unsearchable…


MISSISSIPPI

Tax Assessor: State-level changes mean property values increase in Warren County
Vicksburg Post
Changes in the way property values are calculated are coming to Warren County, thanks to changes made by the Mississippi Tax Commission. During Monday's Warren County Board of Supervisors work...


NEW YORK

Making the case for property tax reductions in office space in 2022 - by David Wilkes
New York Real Estate Journal
That left office space, somewhere perhaps in the middle. While everyone is familiar with the apparent devastation to the very concept of working in an office, the floor plate reality has not yet aligned with office pro formas to support what we all intuitively know has occurred


Donald Trump investigated over New York golf club tax scheme
EconoTimes
Former President Donald Trump's businesses and properties are under scrutiny as of late, especially his properties in New York. The town of Ossining has received two subpoenas from two probes into the former president's Westchester golf course.


Big retailers out of luck in 'Dark Stores' approach
Times Union
Back in 2014 the big box hardware giant had contested Queensbury's property tax assessment for its store there. Rather than the $12 million the town claimed it was worth, they said it should be valued at $5 million


NORTH CAROLINA

New Buncombe County committee on tax appraisal inequity
Citizens Times
Two serious, overlapping efforts investigating racial and economic disparities in Buncombe County kicked off in November, and they' are already fielding public outcry on the topic


OHIO

Here a Penalty, There a Penalty, Everywhere a Penalty | Blank Rome LLP
JDSupra
Facts: Deborah Sanders failed to timely pay her property tax bills and was assessed penalties. Upon appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (the...


Ohio Senate passes a bill to change the process for challenging local property tax assessments
WOUB
And if that doesn't happen, he said those who are paying their taxes in full might end up paying higher property taxes. The Ohio House will have to...


Residential property values increase by 16 percent in county's triennial appraisals
ScripType
Residential property values increased by an average of 16% countywide. All county residents should have received a 2021 value notice by mail.


PENNSYLVANIA

North York: Tax collector Keith Ramsay charged in shooting, sexting
York Daily Record
In two unrelated criminal cases that allege he fired a handgun during an argument near Lebanon Cemetery, picked up the casings, and set off fireworks to cover up the shooting, and that he sent an unsolicited video of himself masturbating to a borough councilwoman.


TEXAS

Kilgore College trustees approve tax abatement for new Camfil plant 
Kilgore News Herald
The Kilgore College Board of Trustees voted to approve a tax abatement for The Camfil Group's plan to build a $45 million manufacturing plant in...


Firm plans 800-acre data center in Abilene with $2.4B economic impact
Abilene Reporter News
Development Corporation of Abilene's "Project Artemis" took substantial steps forward Friday at the Abilene City Council's final meeting of 2021, with a last stop Tuesday before the Taylor County Commissioners Court.


Appraisal district looks to avoid rocky 2022
The Austin Bulldog
The board of the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) discussed Wednesday the upcoming 2022 appraisal and protest season, amid signs that the county's property appraisal system is under increasing strain.


Texas Real Estate Outlook: Boom Unlikely to Bust in 2022
Law.com
The big picture for 2022 is that Austin will continue its meteoric rise. Job growth from employers expanding or moving to Austin, such as..


Austin officials to consider South Central Waterfront tax subsidy zone for development, infrastructure
Community Impact
Austin City Council will close out its 2021 meeting schedule by potentially approving a plan that could lay the foundation for the South Central Waterfront's redevelopment east of South First Street along Lady Bird Lake.


UTAH

Boon for growth or ‘double tax' on residents? Hurricane council divided on public infrastructure districts
St George News
The Hurricane City Council is divided over its approach to a new funding mechanism aimed at easing infrastructure costs for builders known as a public infrastructure district – or PID


WYOMING

As coal plants close, Wyoming looks toward nuclear
High Country News
Wyoming produces more coal than any other state, but low natural gas prices and a push for renewable energy caused production to fall by 21% in 2020.

About the Author

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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