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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/30/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments


BREAKING: Georgia judge's incentives ruling threatens Rivian EV plant
A Morgan County judge shot down a central component of the $1.5 billion incentive package offered to electric vehicle startup Rivian on Thursday, a ruling that threatens the future of one of Georgia's biggest economic development projects.


Kauaʻi Mayor Signs Bill To Increase Benefits to Farmers
Kauai Now
A new law will make it easier for farmers to get tax breaks for land that is dedicated to crops or livestock for a specific period of time. Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed a bill on Monday that updates the county's Agricultural Dedication program to provide increased benefits to farmers and lessen the burdensome red tape.


After blown deadlines and accusations of hostility, the Kootenai County assessor faces a write-in opponent as bosses try to get him to quit
However, after accusations that he's failed at the basic responsibilities of his job and created a hostile workplace, current assessor and incumbent Béla Kovacs — who was appointed to his job after the death of the previous officeholder — is facing a write-in candidacy by one of his lead appraisers, Bob Scott. Meanwhile, county leadership has asked Kovacs to resign and slashed his pay in half.


Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulls property tax hike from 2023 budget proposal
Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday scrapped plans for a $42.7 million pre-election property tax increase — half of what an automatic escalator would have allowed — but kept in place the inflationary trigger some City Council members are determined to repeal.

James Martell Wins Tax Break On $76M Oak Forest Warehouse
The Real Deal
James Martell's Logistics Property Co. won a tax break from a Chicago suburb after saying it would ditch plans for a $76 million project without incentives from the local government. The company's plans in Oak Forest call for 1 million square feet of warehouses on 43 acres just east of Cicero Avenue near the intersection of Interstate 57 and 167th Street.


HCA, Buncombe mediation over Mission property leads to $1.2M tax hit
Citizen Times
Property value negotiations in June between Buncombe County and HCA Healthcare resulted in an agreement that will see the for-profit hospital giant pay $1.2 million less in taxes this season, including more than $131,000 to Asheville City Schools.


Tennessee Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in 4 Good Government tax referendum
After two years, a 2020 referendum effort to repeal Nashville's 34% property tax appears to be over, as the Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from the Davidson County Election Commission.


DCAD approves lower budget with next chief appraiser in the works
Denton County
The budget was voided through that process, and with complaints mounting, the DCAD board ultimately decided last week to remove Chief Appraiser Hope McClure from her position. The new budget...

Fort Bend ISD asking people to help them dig out of multi-million dollar budget deficit through property taxes
ABC13 Houston
In November, there will be something on the ballot that voters in Fort Bend County have never seen before. It's called a voter approval tax rate election, or VATRE. The school district is asking people to help them dig out of a multi-million dollar budget deficit through property taxes.


Assessor pushes for cap on rising property taxes
Powell Tribune
Park County Assessor Pat Meyer and his office feel the pain of taxpayers in a year when property tax bills were mailed with increases as high as 25% to 45%. He doesn't want to send those kind of tax bills again. Meyer is working with legislators and other county assessors to pose limits on the percentage annual property tax increase in the future.

Shoshoni loses property tax appeal at county hearing, plans to take case to State Board of Equalization
County 10
The Fremont County Commission has denied Shoshoni's property tax appeal for the town medical clinic. “We lost,” Shoshoni Mayor Joel Highsmith said during a Shoshoni Town Council meeting Tuesday. “They agreed to keep taxing us (on) the clinic.” The vote was 3-2, he noted, with commissioners Mike Jones and Clarence Thomas siding with Shoshoni.

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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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