Porter County Board Of Commissioners
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay up to $5,000 to have a Chesterton-based firm review the county employee health insurance plan and propose cost cutting options.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday for the creation of a storm water management board, which is a preliminary step toward enacting a new fee on most residents of the unincorporated areas to fund drainage improvement work.
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…
If this were Porter County's version of "Sesame Street," I'd be singing, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn't the same."
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners took the first step Tuesday in enacting a new fee on most residents of the unincorporated areas to address storm water concerns.
VALPARAISO | When most members of the Porter County Council approved this year's budget with employee raises and new jailers, they did so knowing they would have to come back and address a shortfall of millions for employee health insurance.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick to gain insight on how to best deal with the $160 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter Hospital.
Even as Porter County officials approach a decision on how to invest their nest egg, they are leaving unanswered many key questions.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Jail inmates without a high school diploma are receiving a second shot at education under a program that's been brought back.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner candidate Jeff Good is crying foul over a campaign flyer by incumbent Nancy Adams in which she claims to have helped eliminate the county's multimillion dollar budget deficit without raising taxes.
VALPARAISO | There is a three-way Republican primary race underway for the Center District seat on the Porter County Board of Commissioners.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners are considering a request to contribute $20,000 toward the first phase of a high-speed passenger train service between Chicago and Columbus, Ohio.
If you had won Tuesday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, how long would it take you to decide what to do with that money? I'm guessing it would take you a lot less time than for Porter County officials to reach a decision on the $140 million jackpot they received when they sold Porter Ho…
VALPARAISO | In the shadow of a growing FBI investigation and increasingly hostile atmosphere among elected officials, Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, said she felt the time was right for the county to join the regional Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.
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.
After a few days out of town, I spent a few hours reviewing recent news articles and editorials. I find it necessary to spend a few minutes to address the continuing assault on our county employees by some individuals for no other reason than to score political points as they face re-election.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position on the Parks and Recreation Board that needs to be filled in March.
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