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Lincoln Institute Study Compares Property Tax in 50 States

05.26.2015

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a comprehensive analysis of effective property tax rates in each state’s largest city, one rural area in each state, and the District of Columbia. The study, produced in partnership with the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, tracks the property tax as the primary revenue source to fund local government to provide basic services. The Northeast and Midwest generally have higher property tax burdens as compared to the West and Southwest. Full Story

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  • The Power of Data-Driven Decision-Making
    Maggie McCullough, founder and president of PolicyMap, shows how cities like Philadelphia are using the application as a platform for adopting for strategic planning, land bank activities, and community development.

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