Property Tax Limit Has Washington Cities Searching for Cuts
- Property Taxing. Piazza, Johanna // Bond Buyer;11/3/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31753, p39
Reports on the increase in property taxes due to deep reduction in aid to cities and towns in Massachusetts.
- What causes poor town, rich town syndrome? Kenny, Jack // New Hampshire Business Review;09/11/98, Vol. 20 Issue 20, p1
Focuses on the towns of Salem and Derry in New Hampshire on the issue of the state property tax plan to equalize taxes for schools. Objections to the plan by Salem residents; Comments by House Speaker Donna Sytek and other officials; Zoning and planning undertaken at Derry for its development. ...
- Stamford taxes heading up. Soule, Alexander // Fairfield County Business Journal;6/2/2008, Vol. 47 Issue 22, p20
The article reports on the approval of a 9.67 percent average hike in property taxes by the board of finance in Stamford, Connecticut. The move followed a property revaluation that shifted a larger share of the tax burden onto commercial enterprises. According to the article, Connecticut...
- Fiscal stress for upstate cities continues to grow. // Business Journal (Central New York);3/17/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p7
The article reports on the financial conditions of the 61 cities outside of the New York City. The study reveals that spending growth outpaced revenue growth in nearly half of the cities in New York from 2000 to 2004. The fiscal conditions in Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers continue to...
- Elected officials are out of control in Davis County. Stephenson, Howard // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;9/01/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p26
Presents information on the increases in property tax rates in Davis County and along the Wasatch Front in Utah. Protests by residents of Davis County against a proposed increase in the county's portion of the 2003 property tax bill; Decision of the Davis School Board to approve an increase in...
- Up with SID. // Crain's Cleveland Business;4/25/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 17, p10
The article presents information on a special improvement district (SID) to be created at the center of the city of Cleveland, Ohio. A SID is a sort of self-help effort among the property owners that are within its boundaries. A SID essentially allows the property owners to impose an assessment...
- The untapped potential of public-sector innovation. Barkey, Patrick // Indianapolis Business Journal;5/10/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p36
Focuses on the economic indicators in Indianapolis, Indiana as of May 2004. Failure of the local government to facilitate property tax assessment; Recognition of the innovation in the public sector; Competition of the cities and communities for investment and jobs.
- Tax hikes, steep cuts as Kyle council OKs budget. // Hays Free Press (Buda, TX);9/ 7/2011, Vol. 109 Issue 22, p1A
The article reports on the approved budget by the City Council in Kyle, Texas on September 6, 2011 in which property tax is raised close to 17 percent and budget for City Hall administration, street maintenance, and parks has been reduced.
- Your Town. // South County Journal;10/5/2011, Vol. 56 Issue 40, pA4
This section offers news briefs on cities and towns in Missouri including the approval by Crestwood aldermen of a hike in residential taxes, a clean-up drive at the Great Rivers Greenway District, and a plan by the St. Louis Community College district to increase its property tax rate.