CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.
Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.
In November 2010, a member of the rarest of an endangered species in Lake County showed a glimmer of hope for the rest of the ultra-thin herd. A member of the Republicanis genus Conservitorus actually found an unlikely foothold in Lake County politics.
It’s that time of year again when leaves are turning color and Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder is mailing the now annual Form 11 property assessment notices. Their September arrival means our local governments can continue providing public safety and our quality of life – without having to borrow.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams resigned Tuesday because of ill health.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital agreed Friday to turn over documents said to be needed to complete an assessment of the site for tax purposes. The agreement brought a surprise end to a lawsuit filed by the Porter County assessor.
The legal tussle over a property tax appraisal for Porter Regional Hospital pits the hospital officials against Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder. It shouldn't have to be that way, however.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave final approval Tuesday to create a Lake County Public Safety Communications Department that will operate the future combined E-911 center.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's latest survey of property values appears to be going down a lot easier with the public than a decade ago when a reassessment launched a taxpayers revolt.
CEDAR LAKE | A local family recently got a notice from Lake County tax officials that sounds like a dream come true.
INDIANAPOLIS | Should a state representative focus only on issues important to his or her district or push for legislation affecting all Hoosiers?
Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder, like his Lake County counterpart, Hank Adams, should be commended for whittling down a backlog of appeals.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's local government officials happily picked up property tax revenue checks that were earlier and fatter than last year.
It's not against the law or in violation of any ordinance or statute to be involved in a political conflict of interest in Lake County government.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams called for and got two new faces on the county's Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
Nothing says as much about Indiana's crazy property tax assessment process as former Calumet Township Assessor appealing the assessment on his own home -- when the work was done by his own employees.
When Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder took office, he promised to do his best to make that office operate efficiently, effectively and fairly. There was more work to be done than he realized.
CROWN POINT | Former Calumet Township Assessor Booker Blumenberg may be unhappy with high taxes on his Gary home because its real estate value was poorly assessed -- by his own employee.
VALPARAISO | Newly elected Republican Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder said he made the surprising discovery recently of nearly 300 permits involving commercial building projects that have never been assessed and added to the tax rolls.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Tax Assessment Board of Appeals will be shorthanded when it meets Friday to again take up thousands of overdue requests by home and business owners to lower their tax burden.
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