Economic Development Income Tax
VALPARAISO | The days for the historic Victorian house at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette Streets appear to be numbered.
VALPARAISO | A federal program designed to help renovate rental properties more than 25 years ago is about to have a new life helping the city renovate the facades of downtown buildings.
VALPARAISO | A fairly routine start-of-the-year meeting for the City Council involved approvals for spending more than $3 million in various funds.
VALPARAISO | Although property tax collections remained lower than was levied, not all the financial news was bad at Monday's council meeting.
VALPARAISO | The city is having such a bad year with health care costs that it's, well, sickening.
VALPARAISO | When you have more projects to do than you can afford, the first thing you do is prioritize what needs to be done.
"In times of uncertainty, the arts remind us of our humanity and provide the reassuring proof that we, along with the Grecian urn, have endured and will continue to do so. Now is the time to embrace, not retreat from, the arts." -- Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust
Economic development is a government term. Its definition depends on the political exigencies of the moment, sort of like family values and mission accomplished.
VALPARAISO | The recession still is having an impact on Porter County economic development income tax revenue, and Valparaiso was hit with a $400,000 reduction from its 2010 receipts from that source.
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