Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, owns one of the 52 votes that will decide whether there will be an Illiana Expressway.
MICHIGAN CITY | School officials in Michigan City are now staring at tough decisions after voters Tuesday in Michigan City and Pine Township in Porter County defeated a request for a property tax increase to close a more than $4 million budget deficit.
In the two months since the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township lost its appeal to voters for additional funding, the district has reduced both teachers and programs, the superintendent said.
In the May election, Indiana school districts proposed seven tax and building referendums. Five passed.
VALPARAISO | In deciding what to do about its buildings, the Valparaiso School Board is getting input from several sources, including a couple of studies and, on Wednesday, the public.
Why are school corporations engaged in referendums as of late? While school referendums used to be mainly sought for an increase in property taxes for school construction projects, they are now being used to increase the funds available to cash-strapped general funds.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
The total vote for the referendum for the School Town of Munster was incorrect in a story in Wednesday's editions. The final tally was 3,689 “yes” and 1,991 “no.”
MUNSTER | Jubilation filled a room at Charleyhorse Restaurant on Calumet Avenue as the school referendum votes from the town’s 25 precincts were displayed on a big screen.
Tom Bolanowski, right, votes on the school referendum while Clerks Gerrie Hays, left, and Nicholas Loughlin, center, work at a polling location at Centennial Park in Munster.
Precinct inspector Michelle Emery places absentee ballots in a ballot box for the third precinct Tuesday at the Shorewood Clubhouse as Union Township voters took to the polls Tuesday in a special election to decide on a referendum that would increase property taxes to help fund schools.
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.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. expects to collect less money than originally planned from last year's successful tax increase referendum, but the superintendent said there will be no shortfall.
MUNSTER | School Town of Munster Superintendent Richard Sopko is blunt about the significance of Tuesday's referendum.
As a homeowner and taxpayer in Munster, I would like to point out the real impact of the Munster schools' proposed general fund referendum on our tax bills. As you probably know, the proposed tax rate on this referendum question is 19.9 cents per $100 assessed value on your home.
Yard signs on Fran Lin Parkway in Munster reflect the views for Tuesday's schools referendum.
Yard signs on Fran Lin Parkway in Munster reflect the views for an upcoming schools referendum.
If you live in Hebron, you've likely heard talk of the upcoming referendum. I urge you to vote yes for the referendum on Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's black state lawmakers want Gov. Mike Pence to veto legislation that would force Calumet Township to reduce its administrative spending and potentially enable Griffith to leave the township.
INDIANAPOLIS | It took six years of explaining, arguing and working around legislative roadblocks, but Griffith is now just a few pen strokes away from having a path to exit Calumet Township.
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