Porter County Government
While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.
The financial straits facing local government are paying off, in some cases, by driving innovation and bringing about greater efficiency. Porter County is one of those places.
VALPARAISO | Porter hospital's move from downtown Valparaiso could create transportation problems for employees and patients that Porter County Aging and Community Services has offered to help solve.
Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko doesn't want there to be any confusion: He will seek re-election this year.
To say we hit the ground running in Porter County government this year would be an understatement. Dealing with one of the worst winters in recent history we were fortunate to have eight new snowplows on the road covering 800 miles of road, making four passes on each for a total of some 3,20…
VALPARAISO | Porter County government paid out nearly $2.8 million last year for various consulting services of more than $1,000.
VALPARAISO | Fueled by hope for the type of change promised by last month's election results, incoming county officials came together Thursday to share their wish lists in hopes of catching the attention of those holding the purse strings.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government has refunded $3.8 million so far this year to taxpayers whose property assessments were too high.
VALPARAISO | Now that all the hoopla has winded down surrounding the consolidation of local 911 dispatching services, the county is left holding the bag on a program that is operating in the red.
Incumbent David Lain, a Democrat, faces Republican Ralph Levi in the Porter County sheriff's race.
Porter County voters face choices in only two races -- Districts 1 and 4. But there is a lot at stake in these races.
Voters face a choice between incumbent Bob Harper, a Democrat, and Republican Nancy Adams in the Porter County commissioner's race. But the choice is really about more than the candidates. It's about the county's future.
Nancy Adams is the only choice for the next Porter County commissioner. She will bring years of business skills as well as a charitable heart to an office that desperately needs vision and leadership.
VALPARAISO | All is not lost for delinquent taxpayers whose property will be up for bid Wednesday during Porter County's first tax sale in four years.
Porter County officials are sitting on a huge pot of gold with no intention of spending it. That's not necessarily bad. But why not put the interest to good use instead of letting it sit, too?
Two Indiana lawmakers from Tippecanoe County are planning to ask the Legislature to allow the use of vote centers again. It's a bandwagon that all legislators should jump on.
What makes Porter County Assessor John Scott think the taxpayers of Porter County have the responsibility to continue paying all of the township assessors who lost their jobs because of a change in State law? Especially at the high rate of $35,991 per year.
Porter County should no longer pay employees in the assessor's office according to their former jobs as township assessors.
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