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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Public Hearing on Property Tax

By Wayne Niederhauser
Utah State Senator, District 9

Tomorrow, we're holding a public hearing on property tax in the State of Utah.
  • Wednesday, September 19th
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Room W135 in the West Building, Utah State Capitol Campus
We're looking forward to hearing from citizens, County Assessors and other interested parties. Please join us, if you can - or or listen on-line. You can E-mail comments in advance to taxcomment@utah.gov .

Many parts of the State have seen unprecedented increases in property values. I strongly believe that the people of Utah need a property tax system that fairly distributes the tax burden and that effectively limits taxing districts from runaway spending. I have spent some time scrutinizing the way property taxes are handled in other states. Utah's system is not perfect but it is one of the best in the nation. I believe great care should be taken to implement sound policy changes. However, recent tax assessments have hit citizens very hard and there may be ways to improve the system.

I look forward to tomorrow's meeting and hope to hear some good ideas.

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