Latest Property taxes News

Nebraska lawmakers pick priorities as time starts to run out

Feb. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Crunch time is coming for Nebraska lawmakers now that this year’s session is nearly half over, and they’ve winnowed down their bills to a few top priorities. Lawmakers each get one “priority bill” per session, and committees get two. The designation is...

New Jersey governor to unveil his 3rd state budget

Feb. 22, 2020 10:10 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New JerseyGov. Phil Murphy is set to propose his third budget on Tuesday, setting up a possible repeat showdown with lawmakers over his so-far unsuccessful attempts to raise income taxes on the wealthy. The current fiscal year's $38.7 billion budget expires on June 30, and Murphy and...

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks to reporters in the Assembly chamber ahead of their final day in session Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Vos says he hopes Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will sign into law a GOP income tax cut proposal passing the Legislature on Thursday. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin Legislature sends $250 million tax cut to governor

Feb. 20, 2020 9:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday sent a $250 million income tax cut to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who appears likely to veto it. The Senate and Assembly voted to pass the election year tax cut. All Democrats voted against it except for Reps. Nick Milroy and...

Key senator hopes to meet with schools on property tax bill

Feb. 20, 2020 1:57 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator who is pushing the Legislature's main bill to lower property taxes said Thursday she hopes to reach a deal with opponents who are trying to derail it out of concern that it could hurt the state's K-12 public schools. Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha, said she and other...

Judge denies neighborhood's attempt to leave township

Feb. 20, 2020 12:41 PM EST

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Superior Court judge has denied a neighborhood's attempt to leave a township and join a neighboring borough. Judge Julio Mendez ruled that Egg Harbor Township's refusal to allow Seaview Harbor residents to join Longport was "not arbitrary or unreasonable." The...

Wisconsin Senate Democrats block vote on tax cut bill

Feb. 19, 2020 7:48 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday debated a Republican-authored $250 million income tax cut proposal that could be on a collision course with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers who wants the Legislature to spend more money on schools. Republicans were moving swiftly to pass the tax cut in an...

Correction: Tax Ballot Typo Dispute Settled story

Feb. 19, 2020 7:04 PM EST
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — In a story February 11, 2020, about a dispute over a tax ballot measure to pay for emergency dispatching services, The Associated Press erroneously reported the state where the agency, Columbia 911, is located. It is Oregon, not Washington.

Wyoming high court rules against town in daycare tax case

Feb. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled against a small town that sought to avoid paying taxes on a daycare business. The justices ruled Wednesday in favor of the Laramie County treasurer and assessor, saying the town of Pine Bluffs in southeastern Wyoming can't claim the daycare is...

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha speaks Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb., during debate on a property tax package championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts, farm and business groups and key state lawmakers. Lawmakers failed to reach a vote on Wednesday before they adjourned for the day. Sen. Linehan said she believes she has enough votes to pass the bill but cautioned that lawmakers need more time to discuss and understand everything it does. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Property tax measure faces uncertain future in Nebraska

Feb. 19, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The latest attempt to lower property taxes in Nebraska faced an uncertain future Wednesday as lawmakers squabbled over whether it would hurt K-12 public schools that rely heavily on the revenue. Lawmakers debated the measure for nearly three hours but failed to reach a vote before they...

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson smiles as he attends a meeting of the Washington state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington lawmakers were told that the state's latest revenue forecast shows they have significantly more money to work with as they prepare to unveil their supplemental state budget proposals. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Revenue forecast brings good news for Washington lawmakers

Feb. 19, 2020 2:57 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers received good news Wednesday with the state’s latest revenue forecast showing they have significantly more money to work with as they prepare to unveil their supplemental state budget proposals. The numbers released at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue...