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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/10/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 10, 2023 | 0 Comments


Property tax reassessments are now required every 5 years
Delaware First Media
A bill requiring each county to conduct regular property tax reassessments is now law. Property tax reassessments are currently being done in each county for the first time in decades - the result of a lawsuit against the state and counties over school funding inequities.


Macon hospitals want to stop paying property taxes. County board says no.
Coliseum Medical Center, which contributes millions of dollars to local schools and county coffers each year, and Macon Northside Hospital were private hospitals that paid property taxes for more than 50 years. In 2021, the two hospitals – on the east and north sides of town – were acquired by Piedmont Healthcare Inc., an Atlanta-based not-for-profit healthcare system.


Nearly everything from WLBT investigation into Rankin Co. tax assessor inadmissible in his trial, judge rules
A judge has ordered the jury in the Rankin County tax assessor's sexual battery trial cannot be shown the elected official's DUI arrest or colorful language that took place before the alleged sex acts, information first unearthed in a 3 On Your Side investigation last year.


Bernalillo County Assessor looks to combat vacancies by raising property values
The county assessor said he's turning up the value on those properties with the hope of forcing private owners to actually do something with their land by facing higher taxes. “You can definitely just even take a tour of the Downtown area and all along 5th Street, 6th Street, Central, of all of the properties—both commercial properties and mixed-use—that are boarded up,” said Bernalillo County Assessor Damian Lara.


Nueces County could be $30 million over budget
Nueces County is about $30 million over budget as of Wednesday. "There's no way that we will not be in the hole," said First Asst. Nueces County auditor Lisa Davis. "That is a given." Davis gave her assessment after Pct. 4 commissioner Brent Chesney pressed her for an estimation of the county's debt during Wednesday's regularly-scheduled Nueces County Commissioner's Court meeting.

Speculative Office Building Begins in Dallas-Area Pocket of Demand
CoStar News
A speculative office building designed to cater to the next generation of office tenants has gotten underway after years of delays in what is expected to be the first of many office buildings to sprout up in the Dallas-area suburb. Local developer JaRyCo officially began construction this week on FarmWorks One, a three-story, 102,000-square-foot office project.

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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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