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Midland Implementing New “Tax”

Midland Implementing New “Tax”

Our City Council is planning to take more of your money, this time via a stormwater runoff fee on the water bill.  For residents, the tiered fee structure ranges from $1.20 to $3.40 per month and is based on the square footage of your home’s roofline.  Barring any...

Odessa Hospital Hiked Property Taxes to Acquire Unnecessary Land

Odessa Hospital Hiked Property Taxes to Acquire Unnecessary Land

The Ector County Hospital Board has proposed a major tax hike for property owners that would generate approximately $2 million in additional revenue for the hospital. The increase is needed to “save lives”, according a hospital leaders. However, just weeks prior to the tax increase proposal, board members approved a $2 million land for no specific reason besides “future growth”.

Midland County Proposes Massive Tax Increase

Midland County Proposes Massive Tax Increase

At a time when taxpayers are likely to be cutting back during an economic downturn, Midland County commissioners want to raise property tax rates by 11%; or 9% higher than the effective tax rate. On August 10th, Midland County Commissioners proposed increasing the tax...