Wisconsin Assembly Targets Barring Assessors Onto Property

U.S. News

The proposal is in response to a July Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that said homeowners' constitutional rights were violated when they were disallowed from challenging their assessments because they had not allowed assessors into their homes.


Jeff Prang for L.A. County Assessor

Los Angeles Times

Now Prang is running for reelection, and, as is usually the case in these races, he's being opposed by a number of his subordinates who believe they can do the job better than he has. The three challengers -- John Loew, Krish Kumar and Sandy Sun -- all exude competence in their fields, and they have a number of good ideas for how the office ought to operate. But none of them has Prang's experience as manager. And while he may lack their real-estate acumen, he has run the department effectively and deserves another term.


Tax Assessor Thinks County Could Be Getting Stiffed Millions

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"The big factor for me is the fact that this money is not just for Lea County," he said. "We get about one-third of this money. The other two thirds goes to the hospital district, to the school districts and to the junior college. There are 10 different taxing entities that share this money. I don't think we have the right to give away other people's money -- and that's basically what we're doing.


Recalculated Valuations Still Mean Tax Jumps, Assessor Says

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Assessor Diane Battiato (bah-tee-AH'-toh) told the county Board of Commissioners Tuesday that the adjustments will take the county's total to 93 percent of market value, within the state-required 92 to 100 percent.


Owners of properties damaged in L.A. County fires urged to seek property tax relief

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles County Assessor's office has set up a disaster relief telephone line to help the owners of properties damaged in the county's three fires to apply for property tax relief.