Metros with the fastest-growing property taxes in America
Homeowners in certain parts of New Jersey, Illinois, and New Hampshire probably already know that they pay the highest tax rates in the U.S. But it was mostly metro areas in southern states that saw the highest growth in property tax rates since last year.
Inflation to drive up Michigan property taxes now — and next year
Detroit Free Press
Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, we're paying more to buy groceries, fill up the tank with gas, take out a mortgage — and soon to cover our property tax bills for homes in Michigan.
3 plaintiffs sue NH sued over school funding burden on local taxpayers
Attorneys who led the Claremont school-funding lawsuits in the 1990s that established a constitutional right to an adequately funded education have filed a new lawsuit against the state, asking the court to direct the state to replace its current education funding system.
A Brooklyn Pol's Frustrating Dive Into the Mystery of Property Valuations
Emily Gallagher, who represents the north Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint in the New York State Assembly, recently set out on a heroic, if not quixotic, mission.
For West Virginia's libraries, a proposed constitutional amendment could mean yet another budget cut
State & Region
On a recent weekday, nearly two dozen kids gathered around a multicolored ABC rug in the Louis Bennett Public Library, filling the space with chit-chat and laughter. Everyone listened intently as a library clerk in a pirate hat enthusiastically read “Where's the Pirate?” Then they walked across a cardboard plank.