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.
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.
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.
If you're worried about footing the bill for eliminating the personal property tax for businesses, your misery has company.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | City officials learned this week the state Department of Local Government Finance has granted the city its excess levy appeal.
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.
To anyone following Indiana politics, Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday offered some familiar ideas. It did not, however, offer solutions.
Just four days into the 2014 legislative session and we already have three business personal property tax-cut proposals on the table.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's call to repeal the business personal property tax likely won't have the revenue impact that many local leaders feared once House Republicans get through with it.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council last week gave its recommendation to a pair of property tax breaks being renewed by Cook County government.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wants to eliminate the personal property tax for businesses, perhaps paying for it by increasing county income taxes. He's also talking about a very modest state income tax break.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor is skeptical of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax without a clear plan to replace the $1 billion in annual revenue the tax cut would take from schools and local governments.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers who believe they overpaid their property taxes or were improperly denied a tax credit -- in any year since 2000 -- now can ask their county auditor to correct the error.
MICHIGAN CITY | For the first time, Michigan City will have to borrow money from a bank to operate due to continued delays in the countywide property tax billing.
INDIANAPOLIS | New details about Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to increase the amount of personal income exempt from state tax reveal the plan is far less generous than originally assumed.
The holidays are here, and that means we get to watch the great holiday movie, "A Christmas Story." Then we get to watch it again. And again.
PORTAGE | For the last several years, the city has approached the Redevelopment Commission for financial assistance. The commission has usually complied.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
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