Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' cigarette tax revenue more than doubled in July compared with the same period last year, state officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence declared Tuesday that a Senate-approved plan intended to make Indiana's casinos more competitive includes an expansion of gambling he does not support.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2007, a Northwest Indiana lawmaker will play a significant role in deciding how the state spends some $30 billion over the next two years.
INDIANAPOLIS | Counties without casinos would also lose some of their gaming tax revenue following a change made Thursday to legislation intended to help Indiana casinos make improvements to better compete with new casinos in neighboring states.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Ways and Means Committee voted 16-7 Tuesday to send a two-year budget plan to the full chamber that increases spending on education and provides new funding for roads, but does not reduce the income tax rate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker's plan to require all online retailers collect sales tax from Hoosier customers starting July 1 remains intact after an attempt to scuttle the legislation was soundly defeated Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | After years of opposing Gary's legislative efforts for a land-based casino, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is ready to endorse Gary's latest plan — so long as he gets a second casino for Hammond.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana beat its monthly revenue target in October, marking the third time in the first four months of the budget year state revenue has exceeded expectations.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels beamed like a high school senior on graduation day when he announced last week Indiana will have a budget reserve of more than $2 billion when his term ends in January.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Tuesday is the deadline for individuals to file their 2011 federal and state income tax returns.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana missed its revenue goal in February for the second month in a row, taking in $28.6 million less than projected.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-Senate conference committee is expected to meet next week to devise a compromise plan to reduce or eliminate Indiana's inheritance tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation sponsored by four Porter County lawmakers authorizing local governments to make longer-term investments is headed to the governor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell short of its state revenue goal in January for the first time this budget year.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state would lose $165 million a year starting in 2020 if a proposal to eliminate Indiana's inheritance tax becomes law, but a top Senate Republican has a plan to replace that revenue.
VALPARAISO | For the first time in the 19 years such records have been kept, Porter County has distributed revenue to the various taxing units without having to send out portions of the money in advance to ease the effect of delays.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Republican state senator wants to pull the plug on Indiana's inheritance tax.
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