Porter County Treasurer
VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko is bringing nearly two decades of service to county government to an early end, in part, because remaining in office would mean an 11 percent reduction in his public pension payout.
Porter County government department heads are being told to cut their 2015 budgets by 10 percent. That looks good for the politicians, but it doesn't address the fact that some government functions are already more lean than others, nor that some are more vital than others.
In shutting down the total quality management program last week, the Porter County Council put the county back in the Dark Ages.
PORTAGE | The City Council will consider resetting the tax rate for the cumulative capital development fund.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said they are prepared to take a final vote Tuesday on borrowing $15.5 million next year to meet anticipated spending on the county jail, its roads and drainage waterways, and other services.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government soon may be indebted to Porter County, literally.
While political storms swirl in Lake and Porter counties, some government officials are doing good work in the trenches. They deserve recognition for their efforts.
PORTAGE | Porter County's three top tax officials will be traveling around the county beginning in September telling residents about the ramifications of tax caps and how they are going to affect their lives.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government paid out nearly $2.8 million last year for various consulting services of more than $1,000.
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