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Fiscal Policy

GUEST EDITORIAL: State should rethink private, home schools

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz offered lawmakers two budget proposals for the next biennium: increase overall school funding and offer free textbooks for all Indiana students.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana maintains top credit rating

INDIANAPOLIS | The three largest bond agencies continue to believe loaning money to Indiana is one of the safest investments in the world.

December 06, 2013 1:33 pm

EDITORIAL: Congress owes it to raise debt ceiling

As the standoff in Washington inches closer to default, it's up to citizens to put pressure on the House and Senate to finally compromise from their rigid positions. The nation must not fail to pay its bills.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's state budget recovers quickly with shrinking government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's state budget recovers quickly with shrinking government

July 11 was one of the great days on the number-crunching calendar. It was Indiana's "close-out," the day the State Budget Agency wrapped up the numbers for the fiscal year. And there's no doubt, we're in good shape. We took in more revenue than we spent in fiscal 2013, and we've got nearly …

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education

As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lawmakers favor private education at public schools' expense

In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why my generation should oppose a Lake income tax

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why my generation should oppose a Lake income tax

While the proposed local option income tax for Lake County would affect all working residents, it's young people who should be the most upset over this issue.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: NWI residents take a stab at federal budget

DOUG ROSS: NWI residents take a stab at federal budget

There's something eerie about writing about the federal budget for the Ides of March, considering all the political backstabbing going on right now. But there are good things happening in regard to the federal budget, too.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Green with envy over Porter County's gold

Lake County officials are talking about borrowing money from Porter County to make ends meet in its 2013 budget. Loose lips sink ships, and loose budgets sink taxpayers.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am
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