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Property Tax

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  • Scott’s ‘7-7-7′ property-tax pledge has fizzled

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a surefire...
  • Task force looks at tax increases for charter school funding

     
    UPDATE/CORRECTION: In the task force's final meeting, it did not agree on any final recommendations. So it will pass along a record of its meetings — and the materials it considered — but no firm proposals. So the report discussed below is...
  • Seminole school tax debate set

     
    As a Nov. 6 referendum approaches on whether to increase property taxes for Seminole County public schools, debate is picking up. The League of Women Voters of Seminole County will sponsor a debate on the tax at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Seminole State...
  • Towns borrow, you pay

    Towns borrow, you pay
    Just above the cash register at Sam's Auto Service, the owner has taped up a photo of his elderly father, a snapshot of his granddaughter and his property tax bills. Owner Bassam Shaheen knows it may seem odd to tape up an old $53,000 annual tax bill....
  • Elmhurst Council OKs North York TIF district

    The Elmhurst City Council has given the green light to establishing the city's fourth tax-increment-financing district on North York Street. The council approved the district in an 11-1 vote Sept. 4. The district will extend along a narrow corridor on...
  • Park Ridge mayor rejects union contract

    Citing Park Ridge's precarious financial condition and the need to keep property taxes as low as possible, Mayor David Schmidt vetoed a contract with one of the city's five employee unions and pay raises for non-union employees. Schmidt's veto of the...
  • Homeowners' tax credit deadline extended

    Homeowners' tax credit deadline extended
    The deadline to apply for a property tax credit that, on average, cuts more than $1,000 off a homeowner's tax bill, has been extended until the end of October. Maryland residents can apply for the Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit through October 31,...
  • Homestead credit penalty goes into effect this week

    Beginning this week, Maryland's Department of Assessments and Taxation can begin penalizing homeowners who received a homestead credit this year as a result of deception. Penalties will be issued on an ad hoc basis as the department learns of violators,...
  • Global steel box manufacturer to relocate operations to South Bend

    Global steel box manufacturer to relocate operations to South Bend
    Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from RACO, a division of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBB and HUBA), Wednesday to announce the company's plans to relocate its distribution center from South Holland, Ill. to here, creating up to 77 new jobs by...
  • Reducing Baltimore taxes doesn't require a casino

    Now that Baltimore has finally received approval for a vendor for a slots casino, MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakestates she wants to use the proceeds to reduce the property tax rate ("As city's casino moves forward, Rocky Gap plans to scale back," Aug. 1)....
  • Hustonville City Council may add safety officer position

    Hustonville City Council may add safety officer position
    HUSTONVILLE — Visibility of law enforcement in Hustonville would effectively double under a plan supported by Mayor Mark Spivey and Police Chief Fred McCoy to add a safety officer position to the Hustonville Police Department. Spivey told...