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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/9/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

CONNECTICUT

CT Town Increases Tax Cut for Volunteer Firefighters
Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)
The tax abatement for the volunteer firefighters in East Haven's four fire companies will be raised from $1,000 to $1,500 — and eventually to $2,000.

ILLINOIS

Todd Ricketts got a bargain on his property taxes. Now a state inquiry has been launched.
The Real Deal
Chicago property assessments are on the rise in general, with new county assessor Fritz Kaegi looking to overhaul the “old fuzzy system.” [Chicago ...

Lake County property taxes up 2%, despite home values down 31% since recession
Illinois Policy
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue eating at Lake County homeowners. Many collar county homeowners have yet ...

MISSISSIPPI

Charter schools' use of tax dollars upheld, Mississippi Supreme Court throws out SPLC lawsuit
Mississippi Today
Public school districts in Mississippi receive local funding from ad valorem tax receipts. When a student enrolls in a charter school, which is a free ...

OKLAHOMA

MMCA serves Saint Francis with notice of breach
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Saint Francis officials have said they have no "obligation to pay ad valorem taxes" due to its exempt status as a not-for-profit corporation. MMCA ...

TEXAS

Chandler Crouch: A One Man Army for Property Taxpayers
Texas Scorecard (blog)
His amendment would require, among other things, all appraisal districts to maintain a list of realtors, tax agents, and appraisers who are willing to ...

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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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