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Property taxes still front and center - Rapid City Journal

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:49

Property taxes still front and center
Rapid City Journal
Property taxes remain the front and center issue this week. We had another in a continuing series of discussions on reducing property taxes with a growing number of senators, as well as many citizen-led groups that were represented. I'm confident a ...

New River Valley Mall seeks to pay less in taxes, alleges errors in assessment - Roanoke Times

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:01

Roanoke Times

New River Valley Mall seeks to pay less in taxes, alleges errors in assessment
Roanoke Times
NRV Mall Associates paid Christiansburg $77,505 and the county $431,125 in real estate taxes in 2016, according to figures from each locality. The company wants a share of that money back, based on what the taxes would be on the purchase value.

Report: Milwaukee only city of its size limited to property taxes as sole local tax - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 02:19

Report: Milwaukee only city of its size limited to property taxes as sole local tax
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It is the only city its size limited to using property taxes as the sole form of local taxation, a new report has found. The report also suggests the current revenue structure Milwaukee is required to operate under is ineffective and outdated ...

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Cashing in on cannabis: Tax it, but don't get greedy - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:23

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Cashing in on cannabis: Tax it, but don't get greedy
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Beyond that, we see nothing wrong with setting taxes high enough to raise a modest amount of additional revenue to provide a cushion in case cannabis expenses are higher than expected as well as for other services such as law enforcement, public health ...

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Parliamentary ruling likely dooms Collins effort to shift Medicaid taxes to the state - Buffalo News

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 00:58

Buffalo News

Parliamentary ruling likely dooms Collins effort to shift Medicaid taxes to the state
Buffalo News
WASHINGTON -- Major portions of the Senate Republican health bill -- including Rep. Chris Collins' effort to reduce county property taxes -- likely will end up on the cutting room floor, thanks to a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian. The ...

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Republican effort to fund Pennsylvania budget without taxes stalls - Allentown Morning Call

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 00:20

Allentown Morning Call

Republican effort to fund Pennsylvania budget without taxes stalls
Allentown Morning Call
A House Republican effort to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget without raising taxes stalled after a lengthy closed-door GOP caucus Saturday, leaving the Pennsylvania Legislature no closer to fully funding the spending plan it passed earlier ...
WENY News - PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thornyWENY-TV

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Texans' property taxes dominate 'local control' debates in Senate committee hearings - Dallas News

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:30

Dallas News

Texans' property taxes dominate 'local control' debates in Senate committee hearings
Dallas News
AUSTIN — A Senate committee on Saturday approved a bill aimed at decreasing property taxes, which local officials say would hurt their ability to provide essential services while providing only minimal relief to taxpayers. Senate Bill 1, authored by ...
Senate panels OKs property tax restrictions, with swipe at SAmySanAntonio.com
Senate Committee Considers Changes To Property Tax CollectionKUT

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Republican Effort to Fund State Budget Without Taxes Stalls - U.S. News & World Report

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 21:44

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republican Effort to Fund State Budget Without Taxes Stalls
U.S. News & World Report
(AP) — A House Republican effort to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget without raising taxes stalled after a lengthy closed-door GOP caucus Saturday, leaving the Pennsylvania Legislature no closer to fully funding the spending plan it passed ...
House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thornyPocono Record

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Republican effort to fund state budget without taxes stalls - News & Observer

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 21:33

Allentown Morning Call

Republican effort to fund state budget without taxes stalls
News & Observer
A House Republican effort to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget without raising taxes stalled after a lengthy closed-door GOP caucus Saturday, leaving the Pennsylvania Legislature no closer to fully funding the spending plan it passed earlier ...
House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thornyThe News Tribune

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Christie says NJ should not tax Airbnb, online rentals like hotels - NJ.com

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 18:34

NJ.com

Christie says NJ should not tax Airbnb, online rentals like hotels
NJ.com
"As I have said many times before, I strongly believe that levying new taxes on our already overtaxed residents is not the answer to the state's fiscal challenges," Christie wrote in his veto message. "The tax increase proposed in this bill would not ...
Christie vetoes measure to tax online housing rentalsWashington Times

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No taxes, more guns, fewer towns, new healthcare — Other choices for NJ governor - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:41

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

No taxes, more guns, fewer towns, new healthcare — Other choices for NJ governor
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Gina Genovese, a former mayor for the Morris County town of Long Hill, has focused on lowering the state's property taxes. Also running is Constitution Party candidate Matthew Riccardi, who wants to fix the state's “failed system of corruption” and ...

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Tax reforms have farmers breathing a sigh of relief - Zanesville Times Recorder

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:08

Tax reforms have farmers breathing a sigh of relief
Zanesville Times Recorder
The budget contained changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula, which was adopted in 1973 to reduce property taxes to help farmers afford their land so they did not feel pressure to sell to commercial developers by taxing farmland ...

Vince Cable plans wealth taxes to win back Labour voters - The Guardian

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:56

The Guardian

Vince Cable plans wealth taxes to win back Labour voters
The Guardian
Vince Cable has signalled he will examine radical new taxes on wealth to ease inequality in Britain, as he vowed to win over voters from the “cult” of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn. The new Liberal Democrat leader, who secured the job last week after he ...

Property tax burden outpaces income growth in Illinois - Kankakee Daily Journal

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:01

Kankakee Daily Journal

Property tax burden outpaces income growth in Illinois
Kankakee Daily Journal
Instead, property taxes fund the largest number of local governments in the nation – along with the bureaucracies that run them. Property taxes grow to fund the costs of state mandates and state subsidies, which only serve to drive local spending higher.
When the tax hike hits homeMt. Vernon Register-News

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Organization asking voters to increase taxes, Curt Webb questions idea - Cache Valley Daily

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:38

Cache Valley Daily

Organization asking voters to increase taxes, Curt Webb questions idea
Cache Valley Daily
PROVIDENCE – Our Schools Now is an organization asking voters in 2018 to approve a half-percent increase in the personal income and state sales tax rates. Those in the organization claim the plan would raise $700 million dollars more each year for ...

Clark Asks: Where does marijuana tax money go? Police - The Columbian

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:32

The Columbian

Clark Asks: Where does marijuana tax money go? Police
The Columbian
In Battle Ground, money from marijuana taxes goes into the city's general fund, according to city spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti. Battle Ground received a little more than $13,000 from marijuana taxes last year. Gilberti said a vast majority of the ...

Illinois taxpayers deserve to have a voice in budgeting decisions as politicians continually look to hike their taxes. - Illinois Policy

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:18

Illinois Policy

Illinois taxpayers deserve to have a voice in budgeting decisions as politicians continually look to hike their taxes.
Illinois Policy
The Illinois General Assembly passed a 32 percent income tax hike, the largest permanent income tax hike in Illinois history. The personal income tax has increased to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent and the corporate income tax has increased to 7 ...

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Property tax deal proposed for NuCLEus project - fox8.com

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:03

fox8.com

Property tax deal proposed for NuCLEus project
fox8.com
The parking lot at the proposed site of NuCLEus currently generates about $360,000 per year in school taxes, according to CMSD, and the financing deal only affects new tax revenues beyond that. If the property becomes valued at more than $250 million, ...

AFSCME officials proposed seven tax increases for Cook County as a way to save union jobs, including an increase in ... - Illinois Policy

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:53

AFSCME officials proposed seven tax increases for Cook County as a way to save union jobs, including an increase in ...
Illinois Policy
To ward off potential layoffs in the wake of a temporary injunction of the Cook County soda tax, officials from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, have pitched a bevy of new taxes for the county. The Daily Line ...

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:26

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states
Minneapolis Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it — they are all ...

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