VALPARAISO | After some hesitation, the Porter County Council agreed to approve Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request for $11,979 to pay for a new employee.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
VALPARAISO | Visitors to the Porter County Assessor's Office might find the staff sitting in the hall soon.
As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.
Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?
CROWN POINT | The cost of the recent rise in Lake County's homicide rate is still being counted.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, who is leaving the Indiana House to run for the Senate, was lauded Thursday by his soon-to-be former colleagues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
The chief responsibility of any county council is to manage the fiscal affairs of county government. It cannot be a council’s second or third priority; it must be our top priority.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are prepared to pay Lake County's new E-911 director $112,000 annually for the next three years to steer consolidation of emergency police and fire communications.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council passed a county income tax Monday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners will be in a position to veto a local income tax next week if the County Council approves one.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.
HEBRON | Santa couldn't deliver a new fire station for Hebron last Christmas, but, with a big boost from the Porter County commissioners, he might be able to squeeze one in his sack for next Christmas.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain hopes to have a recommendation at the next county commissioners meeting for providing round-the-clock medical service for inmates, but commission President John Evans warned that Lain also better include a recommendation on how to pay for it.
HAMMOND | Longtime Hammond firefighter and former City Council member David Hamm was chosen Saturday morning to replace Mike Repay as the Lake County Council's 1st District representative.
Christmas carols can help your holiday mood, unless your office Muzak station just played "Feliz Navidad" for the 912th time in the past two hours. In that case, I understand if you are looking forward to reindeer steaks on Christmas Day.
CROWN POINT | Three months of budget talks ended Tuesday when the Lake County Council passed a balanced $107.5 million budget but kept the gate open for borrowing up to $15 million to continue operating.
CROWN POINT | The majority of the Lake County Council held firm Thursday in balancing the county's budget in time for final budget adoption next week.
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