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GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

This is in response to your Sept. 18 editorial regarding the Lake County Council, "Lake County Blowing Through Surplus."

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm

New tax creates surplus for Lake budget makers

CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

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.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Why would there be a sales tax on property tax?

I recently processed a bill for leased copier equipment and noticed that in addition to monthly sales tax charged on the invoice, there was a charge for annual tangible personal property tax with an additional charge for sales tax on the property tax.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: School Board member is tax scofflaw

EDITORIAL: School Board member is tax scofflaw

Lake County is right to take legal action against Gary School Board member Marion Williams, who owes more than $566,000 in back taxes and penalties.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Video
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The June 19 edition of the Roundtable discusses the problem of delinquent property taxes in Gary; E-911 consolidation in the region; and the Indiana Secretary of State's trying to clean up voter rolls.

June 19, 2014 5:20 pm
LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs comprehensive tax study

The Indiana General Assembly this year approved some important business tax cuts, which will have significant impact on economic progress, the quality of life and other daily Hoosier concerns.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm
It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

Lake County residents have never had to look up the county tax schedule for Indiana residents or write anything on Line 9 of their state income returns.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Hebron schools give referendum another spin

HEBRON | Given approval earlier Tuesday by the Porter County Election Board, the Hebron School Board voted Tuesday night to put a referendum on the May 6 primary ballot.

February 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Fight brewing over who gets $4M from Lake tax credit fix

INDIANAPOLIS | Nine Northwest Indiana Democratic state lawmakers decided Tuesday they will fight to return the $4 million expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole to the county and the three casino cities that generate the revenue.

February 11, 2014 2:47 pm
DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

If you're worried about footing the bill for eliminating the personal property tax for businesses, your misery has company.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Related
Hardy few brave weather to hear legislators in Portage

Hardy few brave weather to hear legislators in Portage

PORTAGE | Concerned he might not be able to drive on the snow-covered streets but wanting to hear what his legislators had to say, Jerald Balta hiked the 2 miles from his home to Portage City Hall Saturday.

February 01, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Portage schools, city balk at business tax elimination proposal

PORTAGE | Both city and Portage Township Schools officials are sending a message to Gov. Mike Pence about his proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax.

January 18, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage wins excess levy appeal

PORTAGE | City officials learned this week the state Department of Local Government Finance has granted the city its excess levy appeal.

January 17, 2014 9:12 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

What Hoosiers demand from their government is a frank and honest assessment of problems, some common-sense solutions and a credible effort to make their lives better.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
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