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DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

Can you imagine paying an expert nearly $25,000 for advice and then not being able to see what that advice is? You'd be furious, right?

5 hours ago

Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Opposition results in state hearing on Porter County tax increase

VALPARAISO | Enough local residents signed a petition opposing a county tax increase that the state has scheduled its own review and public hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 25, according to Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski.

August 27, 2014 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

In a recent column entitled "Commissioners Want To Burden Public, Not Workers," Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross relied on biased and incomplete reporting to bash our dedicated county employees.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

August 21, 2014 11:00 pm
PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/22/14)

PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/22/14)

The Times' Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss local transportation issues and spending within the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and Porter County.

August 21, 2014 3:43 pm
John Evans

John Evans

Porter County Commissioner John Evans represents the north district.

August 19, 2014 3:11 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

I know it is an election year and some officeholders are trying to score political points with the voters. But doing so with scare tactics does nothing but hurt Porter County's efforts to come together to solve our budget challenges.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

County government at odds over proposed tax increase

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.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Commissioners support new foundation idea for hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor to support an effort by the County Council to form a new foundation to handle at least part of the $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.

July 01, 2014 3:55 pm

New Porter County Jail wing set to open in June

VALPARAISO | The state has signed off on the renovation of the third wing at the Porter County Jail, further paving the way for the additional unit to open in another six to seven weeks.

May 13, 2014 2:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

Tuesday's primary election proved Porter County isn't the paradise many public officials believe it to be.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am

Snyder, Evans clash over order to vacate office

VALPARAISO | Visitors to the Porter County Assessor's Office might find the staff sitting in the hall soon.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Porter County early voting site battle goes on

VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.

March 21, 2014 4:19 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

I was surprised by Porter County Commissioner John Evans’ assertion that running Porter County Government efficiently is somehow unfair — or worse, inconsiderate of our county employees.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Election Board rejects Valpo early voting sites

VALPARAISO | Interparty squabbling prevented the Porter County Election Board on Friday from approving an early voting location in Valparaiso for the May 6 primary.

March 14, 2014 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Let department heads manage staffs

The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to address pay disparities among cross-trained employees.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County debates moving early voting sites

VALPARAISO | The debate over moving the early voting locations out of the voter registration office in Valparaiso and the Porter County clerk's office in Portage could also impact the Chesterton early voting site and a proposed south county one.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

The recent redrawing of Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas out of his home district by the Porter County Board of Commissioners was unnecessary and wrong.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

If the much-ballyhooed Porter County Jobs Cabinet report had a soundtrack, it most likely would include "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. Just change the lyrics to "Dust on the Shelf."

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
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