The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue was well below expectations through the first third of the budget year, even though Indiana in October exceeded its monthly revenue target for the first time since June.
SPRINGFIELD | Backers of a plan to change Illinois' income tax structure say they've collected more than 150,000 signatures from supporters and hope to get even more as they continue their petition drive into the spring.
The most imaginative, the most commendable policymaking often begins with: "What if?"
Indiana ranked 10th nationally in business tax climate, giving the Lone Star State a big Texas-sized boot out of the top 10 for the first time, according to a new report.
Lake County cities and towns are in line to receive revenue from the newly implemented county option income tax. But how local governments are preparing to handle those funds vary, according to a Times survey.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue edged closer to meeting expectations in September, but for the sixth time in the eight full months Gov. Mike Pence has been in office it failed to hit the target.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting out of the deficit-spending business next year, but not quick enough for its two Republican members.
CROWN POINT | Lake County residents and workers will find their wallets 1.5 percent lighter this month as the personal income tax passed earlier this year by the county council takes effect. Robert E. Dittmer, director of public relations for the Indiana Department of Revenue, confirmed Mond…
CROWN POINT | The City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to adopt a $22.2 million 2014 city budget that includes a 3 percent raise for workers.
The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.
One shouldn't rake others over the coals for committing acts of folly if one isn't prepared to provide some measure of praise when those criticized end up doing something right.
I'd rather be a roofer on a sweltering July day than a member of the Lake County Council right now.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell short of its monthly revenue target last month, making it the fifth time in the seven full months Republican Mike Pence has been governor that state revenue failed to meet expectations.
If you're an employer running a retail business and discover one of your cashiers mishandling the house take, you at least consider firing the employee, don't you?
Lake County imposes an income tax and all the parasites come out, not to balance their budgets, but for raises!
CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.
Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…
Indiana's personal income tax is outrageous. Lake County must learn to budget tighter.
CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the thawing of a long-frozen tax levy, the county treasurer said Tuesday.
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