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State: Jimmy John's owes taxes on corporate jets

SPRINGFIELD | More than three years after the founder of the Jimmy John's sandwich empire became an outspoken critic of Gov. Pat Quinn's push to raise income taxes, officials say two of his companies owe the state more than $1.4 million for unpaid taxes on two corporate jets.

October 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

A longtime fixture in the local business community started his career in the grocery industry at a time when they still stamped the prices on the cans and rang them up manually at the cash register.

October 18, 2014 12:00 pm Photos


Report: Wealth gap could threaten Indiana revenues

INDIANAPOLIS | Rising income inequality in the U.S. appears to be slowing tax revenue growth in Indiana and other states, according to a new report by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

September 15, 2014 7:48 am

GOP should use tax breaks to boost living wages

"New jobs fail to boost revenue" was the headline in The Times the other day, even with the unemployment rate coming down 2.8 percent. The budget director came up with many excuses he believed happened.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Business tax cut advances at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.

March 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Senate panel warily endorses camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved plan for cameras to nab motorists driving around the extended stop-arms of school buses that are picking up or dropping off children advanced out of a Senate committee Wednesday, 8-3, but remains on shaky ground.

February 26, 2014 5:00 pm

House backs camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 72-22 Thursday to authorize camera enforcement of school bus stop-arm violations.

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Panel OKs camera enforcement for school bus stop-arms

INDIANAPOLIS | A reluctant House Roads and Transportation Committee agreed Thursday to advance a proposal for camera enforcement of school bus stop arm violations.

January 23, 2014 2:00 pm Related


Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun buy-back programs was approved 6-2 Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 22, 2014 2:30 pm Related


School bus cameras could nab stop-arm violators

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier motorists driving past a school bus with its stop arm deployed, as it picks up or drops off children, may soon get a $300 ticket in the mail.

January 20, 2014 4:15 pm Related


Used-car dealership chain CarMax 3Q profit up

Used-car dealership chain CarMax 3Q profit up

RICHMOND, Va. | CarMax Inc. said Friday that higher sales drove the used-car dealership chain's third-quarter profit up more than 12 percent.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana should prepare for more spending cuts

Because Indiana state government revenues aren't hitting the state targets, Gov. Mike Pence has ordered spending cuts, including selling the state's airplane and cutting funding for universities. It's a necessary move.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

Hamm: New revenues should go to projects, not pensions

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.

August 14, 2013 8:30 pm

Illinois cigarette tax revenue rises 150 percent in July

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' cigarette tax revenue more than doubled in July compared with the same period last year, state officials said.

August 06, 2013 7:00 pm

Governor frowns on gaming legislation

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.

March 12, 2013 6:00 pm Related


Region lawmaker to shape state budget

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.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am

Senate votes to take gaming revenue from counties without casinos

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.

February 21, 2013 1:29 pm

$30 billion Ind. budget wins committee approval

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.

February 19, 2013 11:40 am

Region governments lose money under revised gaming proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

February 14, 2013 6:30 pm

Dermody's online sales tax plan survives bid to kill it

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.

January 31, 2013 7:45 pm Related


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