Scott Braddock Says Tax Fight Brewing Between Cities, Counties and State [INTERVIEW]
On Tuesday Scott Braddock, editor of QuorumReport.com joined The Chad Hasty Show to discuss several issues including the possibility of the national Republican Party convention being moved to Texas, and the specter of property tax increases in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
While speaking about the 3.5% property tax revenue limit set last June by SB-2, and the gathering fight over legalities in the emergency provisions in the law that were intended to cover local government emergency needs during disasters caused by hurricanes and similar disasters, Braddock said,
When they put the exception in Chad, in fairness to folks like Lt. Governor Patrick, and the governor, they didn't envision that we would see a day within the next year or so, that a disaster would be declared across all 254 counties. However, that doesn't change what the law says...When there is a disaster declared by either the President of the United States or the governor, the roll-back rate..goes back up to 8 percent.
Braddock continued saying, "I think this is going to be a fight going forward, and there's going to be more pressure on local governments to not raise tax rates, Republican leadership is trying to make that case right now."
Listen to the entire interview with Scott Braddock in the video above.
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