It's that time of year again. The Truth in Taxation forms are coming in the mail and property taxes are going up an average of 6.5 percent next year. Local governments are starting hearings around the state this week to get taxpayer's reaction to the changes. DFL'ers yesterday blamed Gov. Tim Pawlenty for the increase, saying that cuts to local government aid were directly responsible for higher property taxes. The governor's office fired back that if Democrats are upset about the hikes, they should talk to their city and county elected officials.