Porter County Government
VALPARAISO | The FBI has resumed its investigation into Porter County government, this time targeting records involving the construction of Porter Regional Hospital.
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.
For most people slogging along an economic landscape wrought with tar pits, a healthy cash windfall would be welcomed with cheers, not apprehension.
A new year brings new opportunities for Porter County government to get our budget challenges under control — if the County Council will act.
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."
VALPARAISO | Porter County government employees will receive 14 paid holidays next year, including days off for the primary and general elections.
The Porter County Council agreed last week to spend $1.1 million in interest from the county's nest egg to fund equipment and software upgrades for the E-911 system. That's understandable.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government is looking to go live July 3 with a new website designed for the average person, who is uncertain where to find help with needs ranging from a marriage license to zoning questions.
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.
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