LVT News Digest - 1 June 2008
Taking the bull by the horns on the land question
Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya
“The Government should take advantage of the expiry of the leases to
re-plan rural settlement so that the poor and landless people can get an
opportunity to ...
Storm brewing over land ownership
Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
Property experts also flouted land tax — some percentage of the value of
their land — as a possible solution to the question of idle land. ...
4000 squatters to be settled on Malindi ranch land
Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya
Ms Ng’etich the 40000 acres earmarked for settlement will be subdivided
into 10-acre parcels of land, which will in turn be given to the landless.
Idle land owners put on notice
Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
By Alex Ndegwa Huge tracts of idle land owned by absentee landlords could
be seized and redistributed to the landless in a radical land reform plan.
Text: Tsvangirai speech to MDC Parliamentary Caucus
New Zimbabwe.com - Zimbabwe
To ensure the productive use of land and to discourage speculative land
holding, we will institute a progressive land tax. The revenue generated
from that ...
HEINZMAN EDIT: Governor, Legislature deal big blow to local governments
with property tax cap...
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers - Coon Rapids,MN,USA
All this comes at a time when property values for tax purposes are
declining due to the sour economy. That means local governments will not be
able to live ...
Missouri gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman is campaigning ...
Pitch Weekly - Kansas City,MO,USA
Pittsburgh implemented a modified "land tax" in 1913, and it is widely used
in Australia and New Zealand. The idea surfaced a year ago in a Missouri
Parking subsidies, key public goals stand in opposition
MinnPost.com - Minneapolis,MN,USA
Minneapolis Planning Director Barbara Sporlein said her staff has
investigated a form of land-value taxation (LVT) similar to the system used
in some ...
Subdivision plan call for 535 homes
Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell,MT,USA
A community land trust has already been set up to own at least 100 lots
within the project. A community land trust owns the land beneath a house,
MY NATIVE LAND CLAIMS POSITION
Sudbury Star - Sudbury,Ontario,Canada
Note: I suppose the provincial government could impose a land tax that
cannot be passed on to the tenant in order to promote productive usage of
Esopus hopeful seeks Cahill's Assembly seat
Poughkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie,NY,USA
"I really view the taxing mechanism - charging people on the value of their
property - is a really inequitable form of taxation," Yess said. ...
GPRE challenging assessed value of Shenandoah facility
Valley News Today - Shenandoah,IA,USA
The community may exempt from taxation all or a portion of the actual value
added by improvements to real property directly related to new jobs created
Bishops seek dialogue with Arroyo for genuine agrarian reform
GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
It emphasizes free land distribution to deserving farmer beneficiaries and
the dismantling of land monopoly now prevalent in the country. -
Government to buy plots so landless poor can build homes
Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India
“Landlessness is the root cause of poverty and it’s for the first time
that the Centre will help to give land to the landless,” says rural
Land rights: An upcoming issue in India
Merinews - New Delhi,India
IT NEEDED a long march by 25000 landless tillers to the national capital,
to pinpoint an issue that is not only a matter of life and death for the
Taiwan denies 71-million-dollar pledge to new Paraguay government
Trend News Agency - Baku,Azerbaijan
The Taiwan diplomats told him that when Lugo is inaugurated on August 15,
Taiwan would donate 71 million US dollars to Paraguay to buy land for
Rice farmers dig in over foreigners' land
Bangkok Post - Thailand
''Widespread land acquisitions by these foreign landlords has already made
a good number of rice farmers landless, forcing them to rent the same land
20000 acres of Modhupur forest leased illegally in five years
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
A section of corrupt forest officials leased the lands defying law and
depriving local indigenous and landless people who were supposed to get
those under ...
Land for the Landless
Tehelka - New Delhi,India
Comparison to Adivasis, Dalits are absolutely landless in the state. Most
of the big landlords are from the upper caste. The Land Ceiling Act 1961
was not ...
Federal-state system out of kilter, says Opposition
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Real Estate Institute said in its submission: "Stamp duty on real
property transfers and land tax are disincentives for investment in rental
Take back the land
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
This latest act of landlordism confirms me in my long-held view that
Highland landlords should have their estates taken from them without
Island space ‘could house social homes’
Dorset Echo - Dorchester,England,UK
Two Dorchester businessmen have come up with a plan to recapture the land
for Underhill residents through the Community Land Trust scheme. ...
Priest attacked after standing up for Brazil’s landless
ChristianToday - London,UK
Wealthy landowners have been accused of using violence and intimidation to
try and stop Christians in Brazil from standing up for the rights of