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!”
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.
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.
Indiana has been focused on improving the state's business climate, which now gives the state's economic development recruiters plenty of selling points.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
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.
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.
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