Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
In recent weeks there has been a flare-up of discussion at the State Capitol and in editorial pages across the state regarding property taxes and cities’ use of the $80 million boost to local government aid (LGA) approved by the Legislature at the end of the 2013 session. Many have expressed concern that despite the increase in aid, preliminary levies for cities are slated to increase 2.1 percent, rather than go down.
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