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Issue Guide

Property Tax Reform

posted on April 30, 2019

Issue Status - Success!

What ITR said:

  • Establish a reasonable limit, that can be exceeded with the appropriate steps, on how much a city's or county's property tax revenue can increase each year.
  • Allow citizens to easily understand how local government budgets will impact their property tax bill.
  • Require local governments to cast an affirmative vote on property tax increases.

What Happened:

  • Success! This bill accomplishes that goal. Transparency, citizen input, and local government accountability will all be increased when Governor Kim Reynolds signs this bill.

Work Left to Do:

  • Because this bill focuses on transparency more than hard limits, citizens must engage in the process to control property taxes.
  • ITR will keep you informed when cities, counties, and school districts begin local budget discussions.
  • It is up to constituents to make local elected officials reconsider sitting back and reaping the windfall of increased assessments.

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