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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
EDITORIAL: Pence offers ideas, but not solutions

EDITORIAL: Pence offers ideas, but not solutions

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.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: GOP smart to rein in Pence's tax plan

RICH JAMES: GOP smart to rein in Pence's tax plan

Just four days into the 2014 legislative session and we already have three business personal property tax-cut proposals on the table.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
House GOP will let counties reject Pence business tax cut

House GOP will let counties reject Pence business tax cut

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.

January 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Cal City recommends pair of county property tax breaks

CALUMET CITY | The City Council last week gave its recommendation to a pair of property tax breaks being renewed by Cook County government.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Study options before tinkering with taxes

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.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Democratic auditor candidate doubts need for $1B Pence tax cut

Democratic auditor candidate doubts need for $1B Pence tax cut

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.

January 01, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Tax Court nixes time limit on property tax error claims

Tax Court nixes time limit on property tax error claims

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.

December 30, 2013 12:30 pm Related
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