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Louisiana City Taxes Could Rise to Cover Aging Infrastructure, Equipment

If Westwego Mayor John Shaddinger has his way, voters will be asked to approve 10 mills in new property taxes next spring. Shaddinger tells The New Orleans Advocate 2 mills each would be used to upgrade the city’s aging water …

Michigan Senate Votes to Let Cities Tax for Police, Fire

Hundreds of Michigan cities facing shrinking property tax bases could ask voters to pay special assessments for police and fire protection under legislation that won approval Wednesday in the state Senate. The state already lets townships, smaller cities and just …

Part of Michigan Settlement Over Sidewalk to Pay Off Taxes

Part of Saginaw’s $7,500 lawsuit settlement with a woman who said she was hurt due to a poorly maintained sidewalk will be used to pay her delinquent property taxes. Saginaw City Council this week approved settlement agreement with Shirley Rice. …