Here’s our reaction when 2015 property taxes go up

For two years, Democrats have repeated their promise to bring down property taxes. Now the Department of Revenue says they’re going up in 2015. Again. (SURPRISE!)
The 2015 property tax news release from the Dept. of Revenue has all the gory details:
  • Cities – The preliminary 2015 property taxes for cities will total approximately $2.047 billion compared with $1.957 billion in 2014, a 4.6% increase.
  • Counties – The preliminary 2015 property taxes for counties will total approximately $2.819 billion compared with $2.737 billion in 2014, a 3.0% increase.
  • Townships – The preliminary 2015 property taxes for townships will total approximately $239 million compared with $234 million in 2014, a 2.2% increase.
  • Schools – The preliminary 2015 property taxes for schools will total approximately $2.490 billion compared with $2.356 billion in 2014, a 5.7% increase.
  • Special Taxing Districts – The preliminary 2015 property taxes for special taxing districts will total approximately $335 million compared with $325 million in 2014, a 3.0% increase.

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