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December 08, 2016
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State of Sullivan County; Great Recession looms large

Finally, at the end of the speech, he broached a topic that always gets a round of applause from Sullivan County audiences. He called for “a total rewrite of the property tax exemption criteria in state statutes.” He said, “There is no reasonable justification that would continue to require 80% of real property owners to pay 100% of the tax bill.” The tax-exempt statutes are not likely to change, but the audience cheered the message.