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Local Option Income Tax

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

C.P. to use income tax money to rehab streets

CROWN POINT | City streets in need of repair are expected to benefit from a portion of the Lake County income tax revenue distribution to Crown Point.

February 05, 2014 8:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

In the past month, I feared Gov. Mike Pence and legislative Republican leaders had a rude surprise for us middle class working stiffs.

January 30, 2014 1:34 pm

Langbehn: Pension path for waste district employees not yet chosen

CROWN POINT | The path and funding mechanism for possible Lake County solid waste district employee pensions have not yet been decided, the district's top employee said Thursday.

August 15, 2013 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake's income tax debate begins

Tuesday's 4-3 preliminary vote on an income tax for Lake County should not be seen as an opening salvo against the county's taxpayers. Rather, it's a step toward coming to grips with reality.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am

Gary council formalizes support for county income tax

GARY │ The Gary City Council passed a resolution Tuesday in support of a local option income tax in Lake County.

March 19, 2013 9:45 pm
Future state funding for RDA in doubt

Future state funding for RDA in doubt

INDIANAPOLIS | A powerful state senator has threatened to eliminate the $10 million in annual state funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority unless Lake County enacts an income tax.

December 04, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is necessary part of society

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is necessary part of society

In 2000, the Regional Transportation Authority was formed to build an efficient transportation system for Lake County. With its location near Lake Michigan, the Gary airport, access to commuter trains and a bus system, Lake County should be an unparalleled transportation center.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

Lake officials ready to throw tax proposals under the bus

CROWN POINT | Lake County bus agencies planning an express route to the county government center to collect new taxpayer subsidies are likely to meet a veto roadblock.

May 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Hammond library branches to close Nov. 1

HAMMOND | In what board members and patrons called "a heartbreaking decision," the Hammond Public Library Board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to close the city's two remaining library branches Nov. 1.

September 27, 2011 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs equitable distribution formula

The Merrillville Town Council's support of a county income tax raises anew the question of whether it's time for Lake County to become the last county in Indiana to impose it. The answer to that is, um, well, maybe.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
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