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Jan Sivertson

Board chair discusses local property taxes, 2018 levy

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 


A copy of the tax survey sent to some Cook County homeowners

More concerns voiced over local tax survey

A survey was sent earlier this month to local property tax payers from a group calling themselves the “Citizens for an Affordable Cook County.” The Cook County News-Herald is also


Cook County courthouse

Commissioners set preliminary levy at 19.9 percent

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the commissioners voted to set a preliminary, or maximum levy for 2018.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioners plan to set preliminary levy Sept. 19

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 


Garry Gamble

Former county commissioner discusses tax survey

Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers.


Cook County courthouse

Former elected official calls tax survey 'embarrassing'

Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers.


The price of local governments in Minnesota. Data courtesy of Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence

The cost of local government for Cook County residents: an in-depth analysis

According to the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, a nonpartisan organization based in the Twin Cities, there are a number of ways to interpret the cost of local government per person in each of


Cook County's new branding design

Comparing Cook County taxes with the rest of Minnesota

A common complaint at levy-setting time is that Cook County property taxes are too high.


Jeff Cadwell

County administrator responds to questions from concerned citizens

A number of Cook County residents concerned with potential increases to their property taxes and how the county spends its money have come together to form a collective voice.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Budget meeting draws large crowd to Gunflint Trail fire hall

The Cook County Commissioners and county staff are hosting a series of 2018 budget public town hall meetings.