Key Topics – Property Taxes

On September 16th, the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation that proposes to eliminate school property taxes by expanding and increasing the state sales and use tax, increasing the state personal income tax, and imposing a hotel occupancy tax. Some advocacy groups believe that this legislation is a viable solution to the ongoing problem of escalating property taxes; other groups believe that the legislation is simply tax shifting without addressing the causes of school property tax increases. This legislation awaits consideration before the entire state Senate.

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