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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/23/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

IDAHO

Internet and phone service failures disrupt Teton County offices
LocalNews8.com
Offices now closed include: Assessor, Planning and Building and Affordable Housing. The Treasurer is unable to process transactions, but will be ...

A Conservative Perspective: The Idaho Wind Is Blowing Against Property TaxIncreases
Twin Falls Times-News
They build their budgets first and then decide how much to levy in property taxes to collect the revenue they need. So the state has to constantly ...

ILLINOIS

Democrat 'encouraged' to recommend progressive tax to reduce Illinois' high property taxes
MDJOnline.com
A leading member of the Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force said one of the outcomes could be a push to change the state's flat income tax to one ...

Judge says former Kingston Township assessor's guilty plea to forgery stands
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Judge Phillip Montgomery said in court that, despite former the Kingston Township Assessor's testimony Aug. 21 that she was rushed into her decision ...

LOUISIANA

New Orleans mayor urges voters to support affordable housing amendment
Shreveport Times
4 on the Oct. 12 ballot would “allow the City of New Orleans to exempt property within Orleans Parish from all or part of ad valorem taxes that would ...

KIRAN: Did a local assessor value homes based on whether he liked you?
WAFB
“The assessor would go out and value that property and come up with a fair market value every four years,” said Louisiana Tax Commission Chairman ...

NEW YORK

Overhaul Syracuse's unfair property tax assessments (Editorial)
Syracuse.com
First, don't be distracted by the “property taxes are too high for everyone” argument. Yes, property taxes are too high. This is about fairness. Taxes ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Rep. Frank Ryan: Time to eliminate Pennsylvania property taxes
The Phoenix
There have been discussions about eliminating property taxes for decades. The day of reckoning has arrived. The School Property Tax Elimination Act ...

Philly leads in tax breaks, largely benefiting wealthy
The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia's real estate tax breaks benefit some of the wealthiest in the ... Changing the property taxsystem has been so difficult because it forces ...

TEXAS

Travis County Appraisal District's Computer System Is Back Up After Ransomware Attack
KUT
The Travis County Appraisal District said its computer systems were hacked Sept. 11 in a ransomware attack, but there's no evidence any data from ...

How a property tax relief plan is prompting hefty tax increases in Texas
Houston Chronicle
A statewide property tax relief plan that takes effect next year is prompting hefty tax increases this fall in many of the biggest cities and counties in ...

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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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