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Due to the state Legislature’s rush to fix an oversight in a previously passed property tax reform package, the property tax rollback rate is higher than it should be, which could mean relief for taxpayers and millions less for localities.
Susheela Nemani-Stranger will take over as the Authority’s executive director. If approved, she will be the first woman and the first person of Indian descent to lead the economic development agency.
The $1.7 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through Sept. 30 includes hundreds of payouts for New Jersey municipalities’ projects, the largest of which will build an overpass along County Road 539.
Kim Phuong Taylor, the wife of Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, was arrested on Jan. 12 for providing false information in registering and voting, as well as fraudulent registration and voting; she pleaded not guilty.
While they are disruptive for the lives of the affected workers, experts and economists argue that the layoffs don’t necessarily foreshadow economic collapse as the classic indicators of recession haven’t happened yet.
Former New York county elections commissioner Jason T. Schofield pleaded guilty to 12 counts of voter fraud charges, admitting to fraudulently filing absentee ballots in 2021. Schofield will be sentenced in May 2023.
So far, nine Democrats have officially declared their intention to run for the mayorship. Meanwhile true bipartisan leadership exists at the state level, Ohio's attorney general does double dipping and more.
Washington’s biggest county has proposed a requirement that retailers in unincorporated areas accept up to $250 in cash for a single transaction and would prohibit marking up prices for cash-paying customers.
Two studies found that white people account for about 54 percent of exempt city employees who make at least $90,000. African Americans are the only nonwhite group whose 2021 exempt employment rate fell below its 2016 rate.
Houston-area workplaces saw occupancy rates increase to nearly 60 percent in December 2022, up 25 percent from the beginning of the pandemic. The area’s return-to-office rate is outpacing several other major metro areas.
Cassandra Albaugh was elected to a seat on the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Trustees in Sonoma County, Calif., after running unopposed. Albaugh will serve a four-year term.
Research from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission found that rezoning transit corridors in and around Cleveland would encourage dense, walkable development, which could add population and rebuild the tax base.
The town will not add the surveillance tech into its street security cameras installed this year after concerns about the technology’s reliability and privacy. Many say the software is discriminatory against people of color.
City Council leaders announced they will study Mayor Adams’ push to make a Medicare plan the only cost-free health insurance option for retired city workers. But thousands of retirees are against the mayor’s proposal.
Sports betting in the state became legal on Jan. 1 and many hope that the industry will bring in millions in tax revenue for Ohio schools and increased revenue for other businesses. But some are worried about addiction.
The western region of New York is faced with an aging, shrinking and undiverse local workforce, and significant structural issues that make attracting and maintaining new workers a challenge. Revitalizing the workforce will be a large undertaking.