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property taxes

August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
July 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Texas overhauled its property tax system with two bills in June. The debate about the consequences of that bill continues.
The Texas Tribune
May 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Despite an anticipated political showdown over the issues raised by the state's property taxes, the Nevada State Legislature failed to take up the issue this year.
The Nevada Independent
May 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of New Orleans needs approval from the State Legislature and the state's voters before it can implement tax relief measures meant to give more first-time homebuyers access to the housing market.
The New Orleans Advocate
February 12, 2019, 8am PST
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans Advocate
December 29, 2018, 7am PST
Expect property tax reform to be in the news in 2019.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 24, 2018, 9am PST
The buyback plan diverts properties from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, keeping them in government hands until residents can repay the purchase price.
Detroit Free Press
October 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
A biting opinion piece asks why Californians would want to worsen the effects of Proposition 13 by voting yes on Proposition 5.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2018, 9am PDT
Since its passage 40 years ago, the controversial legislation has remained consistently popular with Californians.
CALmatters
August 29, 2018, 6am PDT
So you bought a lot for $1 under the city of Chicago's Large Lots program. Expect your bills to go up a lot more than that measly sum.
Chicago Cityscape
August 17, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of groups advocating for more funding for local communities and schools want to reform the landmark tax-cutting initiative by treating commercial and industrial properties different than residential, creating the so-called "split roll."
San Francisco Chronicle
July 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities finds major flaws with property taxes in several states, and proposes a solution that could mitigate the least desirable consequences of limits to property tax increases.
Governing
June 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A ballot measure to enable older homeowners in California, particularly empty nesters, to downsize without losing their tax benefits granted to them by the 1978 Proposition 13, has qualified for the November ballot.
Los Angeles Times
June 20, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Public Policy Institute of California recently checked on the public opinion of Proposition 13, California's controversial and game-changing property tax cap.
Public Policy Institute of California
June 1, 2018, 10am PDT
A number of cities are considering hiking up taxes on vacant properties. But does that actually lead to a reduction in blight?
Governing
May 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
After examining property taxes for Target, Family Dollar, and Liberty Bank in Chicago, Steven Vance found that nearby dense development paid more per square foot than the big box developments.
Chicago Cityscape
April 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" is available examines the imbalances across jurisdictions, and even within jurisdictions, when it comes to property taxes.
At Lincoln House
December 27, 2017, 5am PST
While the low income housing tax credit was retained, banks will be much less willing to purchase them due to their reduced corporate tax rate. That's just one way H.R. 1 will exacerbate divisions between the rich and poor in America's cities.
The New York Times
December 11, 2017, 2pm PST
A proposed ballot initiative in California would extend the property tax limits offered by Proposition 13 as a lifetime benefit to homeowners over age 55 or severely disabled—even if they move to a new home in another part of the state.
The Mercury News
November 2, 2017, 6am PDT
A measure on the Pennsylvania statewide ballot in next Tuesday's election would change the state's constitution to allow local jurisdictions the ability to eliminate property taxes.
WHYY