2013 Indiana General Assembly

Porter Co. Commissioners set to prevail in tax dispute with council

2013-03-19T18:30:00Z 2013-03-19T18:51:18Z Porter Co. Commissioners set to prevail in tax dispute with councilBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | A measure expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence should end a dispute between the Porter County Council and the county commissioners over who has the authority to spend local income tax revenue.

The Senate on Tuesday voted 49-0 for House Bill 1077, designating the county commissioners as the governing body authorized to transfer money from Porter County's income tax.

The county council has asserted that state law authorizes it to spend the money without the consent of the three commissioners, even though none of Indiana's 91 other counties operates that way.

The House previously approved the legislation 97-0.

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