The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to address pay disparities among cross-trained employees.
Growing up, did you ever call your parents mean or heartless for buying you off-brand shoes or jeans instead of a pair of Nikes and Levi's?
Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski eliminated one-fourth of his staff to meet his office's share of the burden for getting the county's budget balanced. That's a severe cut.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski confirmed Friday his son works for a firm hired by the county this past summer to help his office address homestead deductions.
Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski is right to act on the property tax abatement for Porter Regional Hospital, applying the tax break to the first full assessment of the new hospital's cost.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said tax money will be sent out early this week to the county's 28 taxing units.
The Porter County Council did not shut down county Auditor Bob Wichlinski’s total quality management program as reported. A majority of councilmen are asking for accountability from the auditor for future expenditures. The minutes of the March 11 meeting reflect the same.
County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.
INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski would lose access to nearly all the money generated by his crackdown on homestead tax credit abusers under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.
In shutting down the total quality management program last week, the Porter County Council put the county back in the Dark Ages.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Monday approved a lease with the county to bring county auditor, assessor and treasurer offices to the University Center.
More real than any reality show ever seen on TV before: it's Porter County Government on Parade.
Whether you see it as a sleep aid or riveting political drama, an increasing amount of the public's business is being done on camera. The Porter County commissioners should join this effort.
CROWN POINT | Six Lake and Porter County residents volunteered Tuesday to form the steering committee for the Watchdog Group Initiative during the group’s second meeting at the Purdue Academic Learning Center.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council will have a proposed ordinance on its May 22 agenda that would offer some relief to residents who owe back taxes from homestead exemption violations.
VALPARAISO | The county is granting temporary amnesty to the owners of hundreds of multiunit residential buildings, who have been receiving a larger homestead deduction than is allowed by law.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko said tax bills should begin going out in the mail Monday or Tuesday, marking the third year in a row for on-time billing.
VALPARAISO | After losing his bid for re-election as county auditor a year earlier, Jim Kopp was hired last year as a contractor in the office and was paid more than he was earning as an elected official.
While political storms swirl in Lake and Porter counties, some government officials are doing good work in the trenches. They deserve recognition for their efforts.
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