Department Of Local Government Finance
GRIFFITH | The Griffith School Board is looking at a $24,801,191 operating budget for 2015.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.
INDIANAPOLIS | The plan by Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake to opt out of Lake County's E-911 network by establishing their own emergency dispatch center is not what state lawmakers had in mind when they authorized two Public Safety Answering Points, or PSAP, per county.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.
HEBRON | Given approval earlier Tuesday by the Porter County Election Board, the Hebron School Board voted Tuesday night to put a referendum on the May 6 primary ballot.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers who believe they overpaid their property taxes or were improperly denied a tax credit -- in any year since 2000 -- now can ask their county auditor to correct the error.
HEBRON | Already hard hit by the property tax caps, the Town Council approved a resolution Wednesday opposing Gov. Michael Pence's proposal to eliminate the personal property tax on businesses.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Calumet Township official told a legislative panel Tuesday it is "impossible" for the township to reduce its tax rate enough to avoid new state sanctions.
VALPARAISO | The first council district added a lot of territory and potential property tax value but not a lot of population on Monday.
VALPARAISO | Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart is the only elected official who will receive a pay increase in 2014 under the salary ordinance approved by the City Council.
Lake County government — including most of its municipalities — is an absolute master at inventing excessive layers of bureaucracy, furthering inefficiencies and encouraging gridlock by way of foot dragging.
VALPARAISO | Public hearings on budgets for governmental units don't usually inspire comments from the public. On Oct. 14, Valparaiso residents will have twice as much not inspire them.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a 2014 budget Tuesday that included 3 percent raises for all employees.
HEBRON | The Town Council voted to downgrade its 2013 budget and upgrade its billing system Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | All that stands between LaPorte County property owners and one less tax bill this year is the signature of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.
VALPARAISO | The City Council held five public hearings on different issues, most involving spending tax money, at Monday's meeting without garnering any public comments.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House agreed Monday that LaPorte County property owners deserve to get one less tax bill this year after paying four years' worth over the past few months.
INDIANAPOLIS | A temporary property tax cut for Hoosier farmers is the first measure to win approval by both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly this year.
VALPARAISO | In what seems like a case of deja vu all over again, the city on Monday held the first of the required three public hearings on forming a fire protection territory with Center Township.
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