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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/22/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 22, 2023 | 0 Comments


Prop HH cleared for ballot after Colorado Supreme Court rejects a challenge
Proposition HH — the ballot measure backed by Democrats that would slow property tax increases while reducing TABOR refunds — will be decided by voters on the fall ballot in Colorado after the state Supreme Court rejected a challenge to its constitutionality. The justices did not rule on the merits of a claim that questioned the measure's constitutionality but instead found that precedent prevents them from addressing it until after voters have passed it.


Jackson County homeowners record assessment department, turn over recordings to KCTV5
“How did the county come up with the values it's assessing?” It's a question thousands of Jackson County taxpayers are asking. Assessors often use “comps” — determining the value of one property by comparing it with a similar property in the neighborhood. But some homeowners say the properties used for comparisons are not similar. They are 8-9 miles away.


Let's break it down: What Robertson County's 13.7% tax increase means for residents
The Tennessean
A 13.7% property tax increase is on the table for Robertson County residents and is scheduled to go before commissioners for a vote Monday. But what does that mean in terms of real money, and how do people feel about it? There are a few things we already know. Commissioners discussed the proposed increase during a public hearing last week, and many of them have expressed reservations or outright opposition to it. 


Tarrant Appraisal IT official suspended after comments
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The head of Information Systems at the Tarrant Appraisal District was suspended Monday after a Star-Telegram inquiry into a recording of the official telling coworkers he supported creating a “false narrative” for the media about TAD's tech issues. TAD is responsible for appraising property values in Tarrant County; these appraisals are used to determine property tax bills.

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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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