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Letter to the Editor

Operation Tidal Wave

Every year when homeowners receive their new property valuations in the mail, I receive a chorus of emails and phone calls from both urban and rural residents complaining about their higher property valuations. I hear a refrain of this chorus after residents receive their subsequently higher property tax statements. Property owners appear to direct their complaints mostly at their local officials, like county commissioners or city council members. Actually, our state legislature determines by statute how local taxing authorities levy their property tax rates and how local...


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