County Income Tax
This is a response to Susan Zivich, of Munster, about the county income tax. Jim Brown is absolutely right about it being Republicans' fault. It was due to the 1 percent cap on real estate taxes that Daniels and Republican legislators put into the state Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.
CROWN POINT | City streets in need of repair are expected to benefit from a portion of the Lake County income tax revenue distribution to Crown Point.
INDIANAPOLIS | New details about Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to increase the amount of personal income exempt from state tax reveal the plan is far less generous than originally assumed.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence refused to rule out county income tax hikes as a replacement for the more than $1 billion Indiana schools and local governments stand to lose if he succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council tied up a few loose ends in preparation for Monday's final vote on a balanced 2014 budget for county government.
INDIANAPOLIS | Prioritizing practicality over principle, the anti-tax Indiana General Assembly on Wednesday overrode a veto by Gov. Mike Pence and enacted into law a retroactive income tax increase for residents of two counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging state lawmakers leave in place his veto of a retroactive income tax increase the Legislature approved in April for two Indiana counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly will meet June 12 for a one-day technical session to consider overriding a veto issued by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
HAMMOND | Hammond City Councilman Bob Markovich will attempt to revive his resolution opposing a county income tax after it died at Monday's City Council meeting because of a lack of support.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
Lake County Council members David Hamm, Ted Bilski, Jerome Prince and Elsie Franklin have voted to institute a county income tax. Thomas McDermott is pulling their strings to approve it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Eight state lawmakers from Lake and Porter counties, along with two senators from outside the region, have been tapped to decide whether the General Assembly lifts the Lake County property tax levy freeze.
INDIANAPOLIS | The decision on whether the Lake County property tax levy freeze is lifted, even if the county doesn't enact an income tax, is now in the hands of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House has agreed to remove a state-imposed limit on the amount of property tax revenue local governments in Lake County can collect, regardless of whether the county enacts an income tax.
Indiana state legislators enacted a law giving all 92 counties the opportunity to pass a county option income tax. In 91 counties, the county council and commissioners voluntarily chose to enact such a tax. Only in Lake County did the county commissioners veto the tax. I voted to defeat the …
Proponents of a Lake County income tax have always used as their argument that Lake County is the only county without an income tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday that may make it more palatable for the Lake County Council to enact an income tax, and thaw the state-imposed property tax levy freeze that has forced many Lake County cities and towns to make painful budget cuts.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House approved legislation Monday intended to end a dispute between the Porter County Council and the county commissioners over who has the authority to spend local income tax revenue.
Biting the bullet isn't easy is it? Mark Kiesling said public officials are "mandated to protect the public," but they are not mandated to continually give raises to the police, the firefighters, the teachers, and to vote themselves a raise.
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