Money from the sale of Florida beachfront property where a collapsed condominium tower once stood will be used to pay property taxes of the destroyed units, a judge ordered Monday.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said in a brief ruling that the 2022 tax payments should not be deducted from the $96 million previously earmarked to compensate owners of the 136 units of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An enclave of slave descendants on the Georgia coast have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed a lack of government services was eroding their island community, one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee settlements on the Southeast U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — A funding agreement was reached for the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of New York’s aging Penn Station, the country's busiest rail hub.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced details of the deal Monday.
CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Touting Democrats' stewardship of the state and warning of a potential downturn in the economy in the coming years, New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a record $50.6 billion budget that pours $2 billion into property tax relief, sets a record surplus and lifts overall spending 9% over last year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a record $50.6 billion budget Wednesday, sending the spending plan with $2 billion in property tax aid, a new child tax credit, a break on Motor Vehicle Commission fees, marriage license cost waivers and billions in more spending compared with last year to Democratic Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a combined $35.8 million under a program intended to offset the loss of property taxes on federally managed land within the state, the Interior Department announced Thursday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two million New Jersey property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break worth up to $1,500 under a deal Gov. Phil Murphy and fellow Democrats in the Legislature unveiled Wednesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have hired a Utah company to appraise federal land in three counties to determine how much tax revenue the land would generate if it was privately owned and subject to property taxes.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger Wednesday of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas voters have approved two amendments to the state's constitution that aim to give modest breaks to homeowners on property taxes.
About 85% of voters in Saturday's election supported Proposition 2, which raises the amount of a home's value that's exempt from school district property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a 5% increase in base funding for K-12 schools but pared back Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposals to recruit and retain teachers and did not include her proposed $1 billion fund for school infrastructure projects.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new law that requires Montana's attorney general to warn voters if a proposed ballot initiative would hurt businesses does not apply to ballot measures that would amend the state constitution, a state judge has ruled.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former southern Arizona county official has pleaded guilty in a bribery corruption case in which he took cash and favors for reducing assessed values of properties so the landowner would save on taxes.
Property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes will be exempt from property taxes under a new law that takes effect in July.
The legislation, signed by Gov.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri homeowners could be spared from paying higher property taxes under a pair of proposed constitutional amendments approved Wednesday by the state Senate.
One proposal would authorize laws limiting the amount by which property values could be increased when being reassessed.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Home and apartment-building owners will get a small break in the property taxes they'll owe this year and are likely to see small decreases in future years under a measure Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law Thursday.
The Vermont Legislature is considering a bill that would exempt property owned by state-recognized Native American tribes from property taxes and recognize that Vermont lands “are the historic and current territories of the Western Abenaki people."
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Thursday that would have eliminated the minimum age for attending voucher schools. Republicans introduced the bill in October.
The proposal would have eliminated the minimum age for attending four-year-old kindergarten, five-year-old kindergarten or first grade at schools in the state’s three voucher programs.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a measure that could require the state to reimburse cities, school districts and other local governments anytime the state imposes a new expense on them.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to lower Nebraska's top income tax rates got a substantial makeover on Tuesday to try to build support among state lawmakers after it hit a procedural roadblock in the Legislature.
Elizabeth Vermillera, a retired pharmaceutical technician, spends her days handing out donated clothes and food to people in Baltimore. Since 1997, she has lived with a Shih Tzu and a fox terrier in a rowhouse that her dad gave her.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new, federally funded program will provide relief to eligible homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, property taxes, utility bills, and other costs during the coronavirus pandemic, New Hampshire authorities said Friday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are trying to prohibit state and local mask mandates during disease outbreaks, advancing such a ban Wednesday along with proposals aimed at discouraging local restrictions on businesses and public gatherings.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House committee on Friday introduced sweeping tax legislation that would raise Idaho’s sales tax to the highest in the nation while eliminating most property taxes on owner-occupied homes.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A half-percent sales tax that Brown County officials implemented in 2018 is legal even though it doesn't result in a dollar-for-dollar reduction in property taxes, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of New Jersey residents getting property tax relief would nearly quadruple to almost 2 million people under a plan Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled on Thursday.
The governor's proposal will be part of the new fiscal year budget he unveils next week to the Democrat-led Legislature.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to force local taxing districts to use some of their revenue sharing funds from state sales tax for property tax relief headed to the full House on Tuesday.
The House Revenue and Taxation Committee approved the measure despite opposition from the Idaho Association of Counties and concerns of some lawmakers it limited control of local elected officials.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — No more free parking at St. Cloud’s airport.
After decades of not charging for parking, the St. Cloud Regional Airport will launch a paid parking system on March 1, the St.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Local governments should refrain from raising property taxes and lawmakers need to invest more to guard against ever-increasing cybersecurity attacks, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Wednesday in his State of the State speech.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear took executive action Wednesday to grant immediate relief to Kentucky taxpayers hit with pandemic-related increases in their vehicle property tax bills.
The Democratic governor also endorsed legislation to temporarily cut the state sales tax rate to take some of the sting out of rising inflation fueling higher consumer prices.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House passed a tax cut proposal Wednesday that would move the state to a 4% flat income tax over four years and repeal all state taxes on retirement income beginning next year.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The developers of two planned hydroponic farms have won tax abatements from South Bend officials who say the projects will create “a new industry" in the northern Indiana city.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to grant relief to taxpayers hit with hefty increases in their vehicle property tax bills, caused by a pandemic-related surge in used car values.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday aimed at giving taxpayers relief from the sticker shock of surging vehicle property taxes, caused by a pandemic-related skyrocketing of used car values.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has launched a federally backed assistance fund that's aimed at helping pandemic-affected homeowners avoid foreclosure.
The program is funded through $85.4 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the state received to protect homeowners impacted by COVID-19.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants relief for pocketbook-pinched consumers when they visit the filling station.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal intended to expand a property tax reduction to higher-valued homes to keep older, low-income Idaho residents in their homes headed to the full House on Wednesday.
The House Revenue and Taxation Committee approved the measure that alters a law passed last year by increasing the maximum value of a home that qualifies for the property tax reduction program, called a circuit breaker.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled a five-part plan Wednesday to reduce taxes by about $336 million, with a particular focus on lessening the financial burden of local property taxes.
The suggested tax changes for the General Assembly to consider, which will be included in Lamont's proposed adjustments to the two-year $46.3 billion state budget plan enacted last year, come in an election year and as the state projects a $1.48 billion operating surplus for the current fiscal year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to use his annual budget address Wednesday to offer consumers relief from soaring inflation by lifting or rebating some of the biggest pains in the pocketbook — taxes paid in the grocery checkout line, at the gas pump and to the property tax collector.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont homeowners who suffered pandemic-related financial hardships can apply for grants of up to $30,000 to pay overdue mortgage payments and other housing bills, Gov. Phil Scott has announced.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Public employees and a farming organization are among those who filed a complaint arguing the attorney general and the secretary of state did not follow a new law in approving signature-gathering for a proposed constitutional initiative that would limit changes in residential property taxes.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The rising value of used vehicles during the pandemic may lead to a hefty increase in property taxes on them, Kentucky officials said.
“Overall, the 2022 valuation increases for vehicles compared to vehicles the same time last year is up approximately 40 percent,” Kentucky Department of Revenue director of valuation Cathy Johnson said in a Jan.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will use $3.5 million in federal money to provide loans to help older residents pay property taxes, Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday.
Mills, a Democrat, said the loans will cover annual property tax bills for some residents who are unable to pay them and are age 65 and older or are permanently disabled.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday night that will give tax relief to Atlantic City’s casinos — and possibly prevent the closure of as many as four of them.
The action by the Democratic governor hands the casinos long-sought relief from an existing law that allows them to make payments in lieu of property taxes to Atlantic City, Atlantic County and the school system.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would give tax relief to Atlantic City's casinos — and possibly prevent the closure of as many as four of them — was being considered Monday in the New Jersey Legislature.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fretting that in-person gambling revenue is “down and not improving," Atlantic City's casinos on Friday urged the state Legislature to pass a bill giving the industry tax breaks it says it badly needs.
PHOENIX (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday appeared conflicted over whether Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and a hotel developer should be revived.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos are in danger of closing if the state does not pass a bill giving tax breaks to the casinos, New Jersey’s outgoing state Senate president said Monday.