Property taxes

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax increase package that is needed to ensure the budget will be in balance. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
June 30, 2017 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $36.5 billion plan to rebuild Illinois' crumbling finances passed a critical test on Friday, but a powerful legislative leader said no deal would be reached before a midnight deadline — meaning Illinois will enter its third consecutive fiscal year without a budget. And it...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday, June 21, 2017, facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.(Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month,...
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June 07, 2017 - 10:30 am
After a surprise loss in the Fifth Congressional District GOP primary, where he ran as a fiscal conservative while shepherding the biggest tax hike in SC history through the state house, SC House Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope suddenly wants to LOWER your taxes. Problem is, if you look closely, it...
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From right, French Minister for European Affairs Marielle de Sarnez, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders pose for photographers during a round table meeting of general affairs ministers in Brussels on Monday, May 22, 2017. The 27 European Union nations negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc have set a tough mandate for their chief negotiator during the opening part of the two-year proceedings. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 22, 2017 - 8:17 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union urged member states Monday to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen their public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality. The advice came in economic policy guidance for the bloc's 28 member states that...
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May 16, 2017 - 9:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is suing Wells Fargo & Co., claiming the bank overcharged more than 1,000 minority homeowners on mortgage loans since 2004. ( ) reports that the federal lawsuit cites six confidential informants who used to work for the bank. The...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:23 pm
Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it's actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it comes from...
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April 26, 2017 - 3:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Senate has inserted an array of tax cuts into a proposal to fix South Carolina's crumbling roadways. An amendment approved late Tuesday would cut income taxes, give college students a tuition tax credit, cut businesses' property taxes, and allow South Carolinians to get a...
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April 20, 2017 - 9:52 am
TORONTO (AP) — Non-resident foreign nationals buying real estate in Toronto and surrounding areas will pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 percent under legislation proposed by the Ontario government. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Thursday in an effort to cool a hot...
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April 11, 2017 - 1:50 pm
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana resident who wrote "sexual favors" in the memo line on a check to pay his property taxes is complaining that the check hasn't been cashed. Scott Dion of the city of Havre says he sent the check for $745.77 to the local treasurer last November. Dion tells the Billings...
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April 10, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied against the property if the federal government doesn't reimburse its costs. Palm Beach...
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