property taxes http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Jobs, Re-Election, Liquor Sales and Taxes http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-jobs-re-election-liquor-sales-and-taxes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer visited WFPL News for an interview Thursday. In the hourlong chat, he discussed his bid for a second term in office, the city's controversial plan to re-open a potentially dangerous jail, a recent audit of the Air Pollution Control District, an attempt in the Metro Council to restrict package liquor sales and, as always, the local option sales tax.</span></p><p>Here's the audio:</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:38:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6574 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Jobs, Re-Election, Liquor Sales and Taxes Split JCPS Board Approves Smaller Tax Increase Than Proposed http://wfpl.org/post/split-jcps-board-approves-smaller-tax-increase-proposed <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved its sixth straight annual tax increase—but it's a smaller hike than the&nbsp;JCPS staff's 3.1-percent increase recommendation.</p><p>Several people addressed the board Monday night, criticizing the idea of increasing &nbsp;property taxes 3.1 percent, which would have forced homeowners in the district to pay $22 more than the $700 they now pay for property assessed at $100,000.</p><p>The 3.1 percent tax hike would have given JCPS an additional $18 million in revenue.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:12:01 +0000 Devin Katayama 6440 at http://wfpl.org Split JCPS Board Approves Smaller Tax Increase Than Proposed JCPS Approves Tax Increase http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-approves-tax-increase <p>The Jefferson County School Board has approved a 3.4 property tax increase.</p><p><a href="/post/jcps-considers-tax-hike-still-lower-previous-years">The increase was proposed</a> in light of dwindling state and federal funding. It will generate about $17 million for the district, and cost homeowners about $23 for every $100,000 their houses are worth.</p><p>The revenue will be used to support the district's dozens of new assistant principals and updates to the JCPS transportation plan.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:36:46 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1473 at http://wfpl.org Clinics to Help Homeowners With Delinquent Property Taxes http://wfpl.org/post/clinics-help-homeowners-delinquent-property-taxes <p>The organization Local Options for Kentucky&rsquo;s Liens is holding three clinics in Louisville to help homeowners address their delinquent property taxes.</p><p>The clinics will feature a wide range of resources for homeowners, including representatives from the Jefferson County Attorney&rsquo;s office and information about Homestead and Disability Exemptions. Last year nearly 14,000 property owners in Jefferson County were delinquent in paying their taxes and over 3,000 of these delinquent bills were sold to third party investment companies.</p><p>Local Options spokeswoman Jane Walsh says unpaid tax liens exist across Louisville, but hit certain demographics disproportionately.</p><p>&quot;There is a concentration of unpaid tax liens in areas where the population is poorer, in areas where the population is older and in areas where minority populations live. In neighborhoods in other words where the property value is declining anyway we see more unpaid tax liens,&quot; she says.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:57:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 797 at http://wfpl.org