CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.
Recently, the Porter County Board of Commissioners announced they intend to increase the Cumulative Capital Development tax rate. They have also just announced they intend to form a county drainage board with the primary objective of instituting a new tax to address various needed storm wate…
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell $5.2 million short of its July revenue target, ending a four-month streak of better than expected tax collections.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.
Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently conducted a conference intended to make our state’s tax code simpler and more competitive.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners is seeking to raise to the maximum level one of the tax rates used to fund county government.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically embraced the mantra of tax simplification that participants attending his tax conference Tuesday claimed is urgently needed in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | The top region Democrat on the State Budget Committee isn't expecting much good to come Tuesday from Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference.
If Illinois legislators were graded on their performance, they would be huddled in the corner this year, wearing cone-shaped dunce caps.
INDIANAPOLIS | May tax revenue exceeded the state's reduced expectations, but Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends June 30.
The headline read, “Hoosiers’ taxes rise as income goes down.” The story told of the Tax Foundation’s finding that Indiana taxes had increased from 8.4 percent of income in 2001 to 9.5 percent of income in 2011. Like many, I thought, “You've got to be kidding!”
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Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?
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.
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.
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