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Tax Caps

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Senator faces decision on lifting Lake levy freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision on whether the Lake County property tax levy freeze is lifted, even if the county doesn't enact an income tax, is now in the hands of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.

April 11, 2013 1:30 pm Related


County officials faced with hard budget choices

Lake County officials say county homeowners now shoulder the cost of nearly half of local government's budget, up from about a third a decade ago.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am
Serious side of R & R: Local municipalities find ways to preserve parks with less cash

Serious side of R & R: Local municipalities find ways to preserve parks with less cash

When the financial going gets tough, one of the first things people cut to save money is recreation.

March 31, 2012 7:15 pm Video Photos


Valpo, Center Twp. to vote on fire territory March 28

VALPARAISO | To avoid laying off firefighters and keep the fire and ambulance protection at the current levels for Valparaiso and Center Township, the two are expected to approve a new fire territory March 28.

February 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Bill would boost emergency financial manager powers

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Senate committee Tuesday will hear a revised plan from state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, giving local governments in financial distress the option to ask a state-appointed emergency manager to take over.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

Big city tax rates bleed into rest of Lake county

CROWN POINT | Taxpayers can hide in the farthest corners of rural Lake County's cornfields, but they can't escape having to help pay for their big city neighbors' public spending.

October 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Auditors again question Gary's viability under tax caps

Auditors again question Gary's viability under tax caps

INDIANAPOLIS | For the third consecutive year, state auditors say they don't know whether Gary will be able to "continue as a going concern."

September 23, 2011 6:30 pm Related

County tax officials take show on the road

PORTAGE | Porter County's three top tax officials will be traveling around the county beginning in September telling residents about the ramifications of tax caps and how they are going to affect their lives.

July 21, 2011 6:30 pm
County lost $3.8 million to tax caps

County lost $3.8 million to tax caps

VALPARAISO | Taxing units throughout Porter County lost nearly $3.8 million last year as a result of property tax caps.

May 07, 2011 11:35 pm

Board to rule on Gary tax help plea

INDIANAPOLIS | Four Gary taxing districts will learn April 13 whether they will be permitted to charge rates in excess of the state's property tax caps for a third straight year.

April 05, 2011 11:15 am

Gary seeks final tax cap exemption

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary officials will tell a state panel today that without a third annual exemption from Indiana's property tax caps, the Steel City will have to eliminate all city services except police and fire protection.

January 06, 2011 7:00 pm

Tax activists group to discuss elections, tax caps

HAMMOND | The impact recent elections will have on achieving principles of good government will be the focus of Tuesday's Team Hammond Taxpayers' Group meeting.

November 27, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lock in property tax caps on Tuesday

I have invested thousands of hours since 2005 observing, challenging and testifying at all levels of Indiana government.

October 31, 2010 12:00 am

Tax cap debate hits home

VALPARAISO | Proponents of amending the state Constitution to preserve property tax caps made an eleventh-hour plea Friday in hopes of convincing local voters to support the measure at the polls.

October 29, 2010 12:30 pm

If it's good for corporate America, it's good for citizens

I am writing regarding the wholesale crap that was written by Shaw Friedman in his article titled "Property tax caps are a Trojan horse."

July 19, 2010 12:00 am

GOP, Democrats must unite to pass tax caps

The Times guest editorial from Shaw Friedman on July 10 titled "Property tax caps are a Trojan horse" is interesting. Do look it up if you missed it. Mr. Friedman is no stranger to the Times. I searched his name as a keyword at the Times site and found 122 hits. His articles and quotes show …

July 18, 2010 12:00 am

Harper turns to the web to educate public on tax caps

Porter County Commissioner Bob Harper has entered into cyberspace, launching a page to educate the public on property tax caps and call on state legislators to approve a constitutional amendment for the second time to put the question on the ballot for voters.

January 04, 2010 8:48 am

Key committee sends tax caps bill to full House

INDIANAPOLIS | Bills aimed at placing caps on property tax bills to the state constitution are now before both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly, days before it convenes on Jan. 5.

December 14, 2009 3:25 pm
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