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County Income Tax

Democrats worked to bring down Lake spending

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.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

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.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

C.P. to use income tax money to rehab streets

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.

February 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Hoosiers would see minuscule benefit from Pence income tax plan

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.

December 24, 2013 2:15 pm
Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

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.

December 11, 2013 6:00 pm Related

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Lake council clears decks for balanced 2014 budget

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.

September 24, 2013 3:03 pm
State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

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.

June 12, 2013 6:49 pm Related
Pence asks lawmakers to respect his veto

Pence asks lawmakers to respect his veto

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.

June 10, 2013 1:54 pm Related

Ind. Legislature to meet June 12 for veto override

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.

May 23, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Hammond councilman plans to bring back resolution opposing income tax

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.

May 15, 2013 6:45 pm
Pence orders cuts in Calumet Township spending

Pence orders cuts in Calumet Township spending

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.

May 10, 2013 5:02 pm Related

Eliminate wasteful spending instead of new tax

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.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Eight NWI lawmakers to decide on thaw of Lake levy freeze

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.

April 18, 2013 7:16 pm Related

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Senator faces decision on lifting Lake 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.

April 11, 2013 1:30 pm Related

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House votes to unfreeze Lake property tax revenues

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.

April 10, 2013 5:06 pm Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: County option income tax is unconstitutional

GUEST COMMENTARY: County option income tax is unconstitutional

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 …

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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I oppose a local option income tax for Lake County

Proponents of a Lake County income tax have always used as their argument that Lake County is the only county without an income tax.

March 19, 2013 12:00 am

Council may get to control funds from Lake County 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.

February 19, 2013 12:30 pm

Indiana House backs Porter County commissioners in tax dispute

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.

January 28, 2013 3:59 pm Related

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Don't create a new tax to coddle public employees

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.

November 05, 2012 12:00 am
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