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Question: A Special Session For Tax Relief

"All is not lost for most homeowners who, in Kootenai County, saw their property assessments increase an average of 40 percent this year. Not only should they lobby the governor to follow through and call a special session of the Legislature to address property tax reform, but they should demand that the elected officials governing the local taxing districts on their assessment notices control spending as they set budgets. No longer can property owners simply complain about soaring assessments and taxes in a hot housing market. They must hold local taxing districts accountable for their budgets, from the big ones like cities, counties and schools to the smaller ones like highway and fire districts."

For the rest of my editorial today re: property tax relief, click here.

Question: Should Gov. Risch call a special session of the Legislature to provide property tax relief?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.










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