Property Tax

November 15, 2017, 11am PST
Oakland pilot program to buy up vacant lots and properties, whose owners have defaulted on their property taxes, to transform them into low- and medium-income housing.
CBS
November 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Association of Home Builders has decided that the Republican tax reform proposal would lower property values.
USA Today
October 17, 2017, 6am PDT
The usual narrative of gentrification and displacement often assumes a static population. According to this study, urban renters move around very frequently, and most (but not all) of their moves are voluntary.
City Observatory
October 2, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Lexington in Kentucky is looking for ways to insulate long-time residents from rising property tax bills.
Lexington Herald Leader
July 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
The rapidly growing and urbanizing continent of Africa offers lessons in property tax.
At Lincoln House
July 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A highly anticipated decision by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court has stakeholders scrambling to anticipate changes to the property tax system.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
July 11, 2017, 9am PDT
One way to get a transit funding tax plan approved is just to cut outlying areas out of transit taxes, and transit planning, entirely.
Detroit Free Press
July 10, 2017, 6am PDT
Illinois' debt is teetering on the brink junk status and, while it's struggling, rich non-profits like Northwestern University continue to buy up expensive land while paying no property taxes.
Chicago Tribune
June 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
Malcom Gladwell takes on the racial and environmental problems related to the game of golf, particularly as it relates to L.A. property taxes and the Ship of Theseus.
Revisionist History
June 10, 2017, 9am PDT
In Cook County, which contains the city of Chicago and some of its suburbs, property values have been manipulated to disguise the value of homes, helping the rich at the expense of the poor (particularly poor minorities).
The Chicago Tribune
May 24, 2017, 8am PDT
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Seattle's King County is home to an estimated 10,000 unsheltered homeless people. Local officials are trying to figure out how to raise the funds to address the crisis.
KUOW
March 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
7.5 percent of homes in the French capital have no one living in them.
Better Dwelling
March 27, 2017, 10am PDT
New York City's property tax system is a growing source of political consternation, and now state legislators have entered the fray.
SI Live
March 23, 2017, 8am PDT
The Texas Senate has approved Senate Bill 2, which would require a vote to raise property taxes beyond 5 percent—lowered from the current threshold of 8 percent.
Dallas News
March 22, 2017, 6am PDT
A growing movement to implement a nationwide property tax in China is meeting resistance from the rich and powerful.
The Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2017, 5am PST
It's counterintuitive, but in Detroit, the hope is that by lowering property taxes, the city might actually collect more in property taxes.
Detroit Free Press
December 13, 2016, 5am PST
Amazon is placeless. The company doesn't have a physical presence, create jobs, or pay taxes in most of the places where it does business — and it's having a profound impact on the health of cities and towns, a new report finds.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
December 2, 2016, 7am PST
BART won big on election night with the passage of Measure RR, a $3.5 billion infrastructure bond measure. But the San Francisco Chronicle observes that results from two other local ballot measures suggest a mixed message on the rapid transit system.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2016, 6am PST
In dollars, Seattle region's Proposition 1 was second only to Measure M, a $120 billion sales tax measure in Los Angeles County, although the comparison is lacking in at least three respects. Prop 1 did not pass in all three Puget Sound counties.
The Seattle Times