CROWN POINT | Voters will go to the polls next spring with less money in their wallets and perhaps revenge in their hearts.
Northwest Indiana has languished in mediocrity for far too long, largely because of an unwillingness to raise or spend money.
I was really disappointed in Lake County Councilman Mike Repay and his position on the Lake County income tax. I voted for this guy because I believed him. How wrong I was.
We start paying a Lake County income tax in October.
It is great that all the people who work for a living in Lake County took a 1.5 percent pay cut to save our county government.
CROWN POINT | Lake County could be on the receiving end of an $18 million tax windfall next year.
Lake County officials who just thrust a 1.5 percent local option income tax on county breadwinners would have us all believe the Lake County Government Center roof would have collapsed without the adoption of the tax.
Otis Bowen will go down in history as the governor who delivered landmark property tax relief to Hoosiers. He also deserves mention for what happened on Gov. Mitch Daniels’ watch: a tax reform amendment to the state Constitution.
Mike Repay’s yard signs prior to the 2012 Lake County commissioner’s Democratic primary were emphatic — “No new taxes.”
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
The voice of fiscal conservatism is often lacking in Northwest Indiana forums, and I'm hoping to change that as I take on a twice-weekly column for The Times.
After a tense, white-knuckle, nail-biting process, it's finally official. Lake County has adopted an income tax, just like every other Indiana county. Now it's time to make sure the money is spent wisely.
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.
VALPARAISO | Porter County stands to lose as much as $1.66 million in income tax revenue when neighboring Lake County implements its own income tax.
Who was the happiest person in Lake County Friday morning? I couldn't reach her by phone to verify this, but I'm pretty sure it was Christine Cid.
HAMMOND | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has apologized for falsely telling a WJOB radio audience Friday morning that Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. offered her a job to change her vote in favor of a county income tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
The Lake County Council passed a 1.5 percent income tax Monday night, and county commissioners declined to veto it Friday morning, setting in motion the new tax's gears.
Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Town Council has declared its opposition to a county income tax just in time for a meeting in which the Lake County Board of Commissioners could veto the tax package.
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