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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/31/2020

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COLORADO

Yes on Amendment B: The Gallagher Amendment is unworkable, inflexible and ready for repeal
The Denver Post
So while overall property tax collections in the state have increased by 53% in the last 5 years, in some areas, the amendment has actually resulted in ...

GEORGIA

Lowndes Tax Assessor board member charged with sexual battery
WALB
Board Chairman W.G. Walker says the Tax Assessor's office is not part of the investigation. ”Dean Blevins, that was a personal thing that happened to ...

ILLINOIS

Cook County property owners delay paying $1.8 billion in taxes
Chicago Daily Herald
Cook County's two-month reprieve from delinquent property tax penalties has resulted in delayed payment of almost $1.8 billion.

Report finds Illinoisans pay nation's second-highest property tax rate
Wirepoints
When split by county, Illinoisans in suburban Chicago pay much more in annual property taxes than elsewhere in the state.

MAINE

Commercial property owners in Rockland see wide range of valuation hikes
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Rockland Assessor Roxy LaFrance said she expects to set the tax rate by the end of September. The City Council has agreed to requests from the ...

MICHIGAN

Michigan owns 12% of state's land and water. But is it too much?
The Detroit News
“They really don't have any property tax generation. That's where you'll find this payment in lieu of taxes really important for these small areas that have a ...

NEW YORK

Cost Does Not Always Equal Value
NYREJ
Tax assessors often erroneously increase assessments following capital improvements without considering all the facts.

TENNESSEE

Nashville mayor calls Taxpayer Protection Act a 'poison pill'
Tullahoma News and Guardian
Based on assessed property value, the tax hike will cost the average Nashville homeowner between $600 and $900 this year. The Nashville Taxpayer ...

TEXAS

Waco ISD adopts lower tax rate, but savings unlikely for homeowners
Waco Tribune-Herald
After facing delays in the appraisal protest process because of COVID-19, the McLennan County Appraisal District released certified estimates early ...

Delinquent landlord, ex-DCAD employee indicted in alleged bribery scheme
Denton Record Chronicle
In 2018, the appraisal district found several properties owned by Naderi ... In an emailed statement Friday afternoon, Chief Appraiser Hope McClure ...
 
Big tax increases in a recession: What are Fort Worth, Arlington schools thinking?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Skyrocketing property values have given Texas a less-desirable ranking: one of the highest effective property tax rates in the nation. The state stands ...
 
Court mulls appraisal district reform 
Waxahachie Daily Light 
There are six members of the Appraisal District board, and the board selects the chief appraiser. “I don't think this is a move at all against our chief ...

WISCONSIN

'Dark store' theory revisited
Marquette Mining Journal
According to a report compiled by Marquette Township Assessor Dulcee Atherton, the cumulative effect of state tax tribunal decisions involving ...

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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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