Herald-Leader series wins President’s Award


Led to legislative study

By Karla Ward, kward1@herald-leader.com

A Herald-Leader series that explained how a property tax break intended to help farmers was being applied to 10-acre laws and land pegged for development has won a McClatchy President’s Award

The judges called the series “an impressive example of identifying an outrageous problem that’s hiding in plain sight.” It prompted a legislative study and changes by the local property valuation administrator.

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