CLEVELAND, OH — Ohioans are paying some of the highest property taxes in the nation, according to a new analysis from ATTOM Data. The 2017 property tax analysis found that the Buckeye State had the ninth highest property tax rate — 1.72 percent — in the nation. Ohio's property tax rate increased last year, by .6 percent, versus 2016. The average annual property tax in Ohio for 2017 was $$2,717 in 2017 and in 2016 that figure was $$2,616. The Cleveland-Elyria metropolitan area had an average property tax amount of $$3,561 and an effective tax rate of 2.11 percent. The average property taxes in the metro area increased 6 percent when compared to 2016. Nationwide, the average metro area property tax rate increased just 3 percent. Cuyahoga County, which covers Cleveland, had a slightly higher average property tax amount of $3,818. Nationwide, ATTOM found that property taxes levied on single family homes went up 6 percent. Average property taxes for a single family home in … [Read more...] about Ohioans Pay Pretty High Property Tax Rates: Report
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Dan Dierdorf, right, of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976. Photo: NFL Photos/AP Photo I was 12 years old when my beloved St. Louis football Cardinals, of Jim Hart and Dan Dierdorf and Roy Green and Big Red training camp in Charleston, Illinois, moved West to Arizona and left me and a gaggle of other crying Midwesterners in their wake. That team was everything to me, as much as anything can be everything to a 12-year-old. It was impossible for me to understand owner Bill Bidwill’s penny-pinching, or his demand for a new stadium downtown, or the promise of a new start in the American desert: As far as I was concerned, Arizona was in China. I just knew my team was gone. And by gone, I mean gone. In 1988, when your team left town, it vanished. Television showed only five games a week, and basically never featured the dismal Phoenix Cardinals. Local newspapers had no need to cover a team 1,500 miles away. ESPN was still known more for Australian-rules football than for the … [Read more...] about In the Future of Sports Fandom, State Lines Mean Nothing
The Big Three Republicans running Washington the last few years did not accomplish everything they wanted. Photo: Shawn Thew - Pool/Getty Images Since the midterm elections, there’s been a lot of talk about what Democrats will do with their new control of the U.S. House of Representatives. There’s also considerable interest in what Republicans will still be able to do with their continued hold on the White House and the Senate. But before we get too far down the road, it’s important to reflect on what Republicans lost on November 6 other than a Speaker’s gavel and 40 seats: They lost the trifecta, the grip on the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, which neither party has often enjoyed for long in recent years. (Democrats lost theirs two years into their last two administrations as well, in 1994 and 2010.) I ask this question having speculated on the night of the 2016 election that the GOP would hold and fully wield enormous power: … [Read more...] about Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?
BART may move its Oakland headquarters in an effort to save millions of dollars in annual rent as it grapples with the city’s record-high office costs. The transit agency’s current headquarters lease at the Kaiser Center complex near Lake Merritt expires in 2021, and rent would rise by more than 60%, said Sean Brooks, BART’s manager of real estate. Instead, agency staff recommend a relocation and the $140 million purchase of 2150 Webster St., which is across the street from Kaiser Center. Interior construction and additional costs would total $87 million. BART’s board of directors will vote on the deal on Sept. 12. Around a third of BART’s 3,300 employees would be affected by an office move. (BART has a separate operational center near Lake Merritt and most employees work in BART stations and rail yards.) The agency wants to limit costs, use space more efficiently, and stay close to a BART station as part of a move, Brooks said. A 25-year sales tax bond … [Read more...] about BART’s rent is soaring, so it wants to buy a new Oakland headquarters
Patient numbers at GP surgeries have risen by up to a third in only two years. A growing population and a recruitment crisis mean family doctors are coming under huge pressure. NHS figures reveal that GPs had an average of 2,187 registered patients at the end of last year, up from 2,068 in December 2016. The 6 per cent rise is eclipsed by much larger increases in some areas. In Swale, Kent, the number of patients per GP has surged 31 per cent, from 2,716 to 3,553 over the two years. Swindon and Kent's south coast have both seen a 30 per cent rise while 23 other health districts have had increases of at least 15 per cent. Kelly Osborne, 44, with three-year-old daughter Poppy, says the biggest problem with her GP is getting through on the telephone These include Norwich, East Surrey, Southend, Blackpool, Knowsley in Merseyside and Southwark in south London. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said: 'It is deeply concerning to see any figures that show … [Read more...] about That’s why it’s so hard to see your GP: Patient numbers at doctors’ surgeries rise by a THIRD in just two years due to rapidly growing population and recruitment crisis in the NHS
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