Otis Bowen will go down in history as the governor who delivered landmark property tax relief to Hoosiers. He also deserves mention for what happened on Gov. Mitch Daniels’ watch: a tax reform amendment to the state Constitution.
The Lake County Council passed a 1.5 percent income tax Monday night, and county commissioners declined to veto it Friday morning, setting in motion the new tax's gears.
This has been a big week for the convergence of taxes and politics — are those two ever separated? — in Northwest Indiana.
Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen should be remembered for his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, said Tuesday she won't rescue the county income tax if it's vetoed later this week.
Bill Dolan’s April 28 article (“Lake County municipal officials turn to lenders for urban amenities”), is a classic example of “you can make numbers say whatever you want them to.”
There are separate extenuating circumstances, but the core problem faced by the Munster, Union Township and Boone Township school districts is a failure of the state government to adequately fund the operation of local schools.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials insist a local income tax scheduled for a vote Monday would bring property tax relief — but not to all and not a dollar-for-dollar reduction.
Rick Laufersky, of Winfield, stands amid boxes and packing materials as he prepares to move out of his Doubletree Lake Estates home several weeks ago after resolving a tax appeal issue with Lake County that had been preventing him from closing on the sale of his home.
CROWN POINT | The local income tax the Lake County Council passed has raised questions, and fueled anger and confusion.
While the proposed local option income tax for Lake County would affect all working residents, it's young people who should be the most upset over this issue.
I live in Boone Township. I believe my property taxes are already high, with the largest share of the property tax bill going to the school.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' spring tax sale gleaned $1,285,800 in its first day.
Richard Laufersky, of Winfield, prepares to move out of his Doubletree Lake Estates home several weeks ago after resolving a tax appeal issue with Lake County that had been preventing him from closing on the sale of his home. Laufersky was one of more than 9,000 people contesting the assesse…
INDIANAPOLIS | Eight state lawmakers from Lake and Porter counties, along with two senators from outside the region, have been tapped to decide whether the General Assembly lifts the Lake County property tax levy freeze.
In a recent editorial, this newspaper speculated that the removal of the property tax freeze might be a political dirty trick.
Lake County property tax bills coming soon to mailboxes will include a new annual fee to help operate and maintain the flood control levee system along the Little Calumet River. All or parts of 15 communities throughout the county will be accessed the fee.
CROWN POINT | State and local elected officials dodged and weaved last week to avoid public broadsides aimed at a proposed Lake County income tax.
One of the selling points, though not the only one, for enacting a local income tax in Lake County is to thaw the property tax levy that has been frozen by the state Legislature since 2007. Wednesday's action in the Indiana House of Representatives muddied the waters but didn't build a bridg…
CROWN POINT | Lake County is one step closer to a local income tax.
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