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The house wasn't much to look at. Its windows were old and leaky, and the paint was flaking so badly there were spots that were stripped clean. And the lawn was overgrown. "It looked like a condemned property," said Mark Hosty. But the dilapidated...
Daily American Staff WriterSupervisors told Paint Township residents Tuesday to expect a 75 percent property tax increase in 2013. The 3:30 p.m. meeting, normally attended by just a handful of people, drew a crowd of about 50 residents seeking explanations for the township's...
WSBT TV ReporterSOUTH BEND – South Bend’s tallest building is apparently closer to new ownership while it continues to be plagued with financial problems. The Chase Tower narrowly avoided the auction block Tuesday when the county treasurer received a check in...
Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, is peeling the lid off a can worms with a plan to order your local nature conservancy to open its privately owned fragile and protected lands to any and all public uses -- or to pay property taxes on its holdings. Yes,...
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...
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....
A bill that would require land conservancies such as the Little Traverse Conservancy to either pay property tax on their nature preserves or open the preserves to all uses started because of a dogsled race. The race, which ran from Marquette to Newberry,...
WSBT-TVELKHART – The city of Elkhart is in for some deep budget cuts, which include keeping police and firefighters at home - unpaid. Next year's controversial spending plan still has to pass the Common Council, but it looks like these reductions will...
Oh, to have stock in the company that makes Band-Aids — the big, industrial kind that governments apply to bleeding budgets. The current Band-Aid of choice is a wily little thing called a fire fee. It never comes off, even when a city goes under...
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The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to cap the property tax the city collects to pay for public safety employees' retirement benefits. The council voted 4-2 in favor of capping the tax at a penny and a half on every $100 of assessed property...
Tags: Voting, Career and Workplace, Employees, Politics, Elections
For weeks city and state officials have been on a scavenger hunt. Their goal: To track down documents, if they exist, showing that 76 property owners in Baltimore have been legitimately receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in discounts on local...
Tags: Credit and Debt, Tax Credits, Human Interest, Taxation, Politics
Sumner County property owners are hitting the jackpot. County Commissioners voted unanimously this week to slash property taxes by 27%. Commissioners say the reduction was made possible because of revenue generated by The Kansas Star Casino. "The...
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