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April 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Business incentives, tax competitiveness focus of state projects

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana officials will work with national experts in coming months on projects to improve transparency in the state's economic development programs and streamline the tax code.

April 09, 2014 2:22 pm
MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

It's become an all-to-common scene in Lake County: Box-laden dollies being tugged up the metal ramps of moving trucks as folks seek greener pastures elsewhere.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
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April 05, 2014 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Aggressively market Indiana's attributes

Indiana has been focused on improving the state's business climate, which now gives the state's economic development recruiters plenty of selling points.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.

March 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Visclosky began stealthy move for rail funding

I sympathize with Mark Leyva and Randy Grdinich concerning the 1.5 percent county income tax, but there is a reason it is so high.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The other side of the South Shore story

GUEST COMMENTARY: The other side of the South Shore story

There are two sides to every story. We have been inundated with articles from proponents for the extension of the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs comprehensive tax study

The Indiana General Assembly this year approved some important business tax cuts, which will have significant impact on economic progress, the quality of life and other daily Hoosier concerns.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Commit to funding rail expansion

Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portion of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to aid in expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer. We encourage council members to vote yes.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm
Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Lake County municipalities are starting to ante up for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer, with four already setting aside their first annual payment for a combined total of $669,623.

March 16, 2014 6:00 pm
It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

Lake County residents have never had to look up the county tax schedule for Indiana residents or write anything on Line 9 of their state income returns.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

I cannot support fiscal irresponsibility any longer

I am a small business owner in Lake County. I recently learned the newly activated Lake County income tax is three times the income tax in Porter County. Yes, Porter County tax rate is 0.5 percent, and the Lake County rate is 1.5 percent!

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Do you think Democrats are for working men?

By now most Lake County taxpayers know that there is a 1.5 percent county income tax, but really don’t know why. The Democrats on our County Council voted for the new tax last October, and the key vote of Commissioner Dan Repay made it law.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm
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