In response to Bill Waltz's July 30 contention about "fair share" in property taxes: Attempting to state an equivalence in tax standing between homeowners and owners of business enterprises amounts to equating walnuts with oranges.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.
BEECHER | It has become a talking point for opponents of a new Chicago-area airport being built in rural Will County — the local school district will lose part of its property tax base.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.
As the Legislature’s Blue Ribbon Commission looks at the state’s taxes this summer, invariably there will be talk of business needing to pay its “fair share.” That’s certainly true, but what is fair?
VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting properties to verify information for accurate property tax assessment.
PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Jolie A. Covaciu said she has a tip that could save some taxpayers hundreds of dollars.
CRETE | A Crete village trustee said, as much as he loves his home and his neighborhood, factors could make him -- and other Illinois residents -- move to Indiana.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn won't say if he opposes legislation that would mean a hike in Chicago property taxes to overhaul two city pension systems, but says he wants to reduce reliance on such taxes as a revenue source.
Lake County Council President Ted Bilski can promise ''no new property taxes" until he is blue in the face, but the fact is the good government boys in Indianapolis backed the Lake County taxpayers into a corner with no way out by the threat of withholding funds to Northwest Indiana local go…
Not many times in recent history have I agreed with some of our politicians, but our mayor's recent column hit the nail on the head.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. ran into a stone wall of indifference Wednesday before an Indiana Senate committee, as he fought to save his city's rental property registration and inspection program.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's not often you'll hear a Hoosier governor claim Indiana's business taxes should be more like those in Illinois.
LOWELL | An error at the county level could have undercut Lowell's assessed valuation by $40 million if it had gone undetected.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, was unable to persuade the Senate Monday to let Gary, East Chicago, Hammond and Lake County keep a portion of their casino revenue that could be sent next year to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority would get a $4 million budget bump under a plan to fix an income tax break aimed at Lake County's poorest homeowners but claimed by many more.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana schools and local governments will lose about a sixth of their total property tax revenues if Gov. Mike Pence succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.
CROWN POINT | An Indiana University professor says better money management by Lake County's big cities would help the suburbs, too.
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