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GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County doesn't need another tax

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County doesn't need another tax

Recently, the Porter County Board of Commissioners announced they intend to increase the Cumulative Capital Development tax rate. They have also just announced they intend to form a county drainage board with the primary objective of instituting a new tax to address various needed storm wate…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Tri-Creek schools' advertised 2015 budget less than 2014

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. advertised budget for 2015 will include an operating budget $1 million less than that advertised last year.

August 15, 2014 6:59 pm

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.

March 27, 2014 6:23 pm
MARC CHASE: Cries of racism are deplorable smokescreen

MARC CHASE: Cries of racism are deplorable smokescreen

Using claims of racism — a true scourge on society — as a shield against good fiscal governance is deplorable. So is wasting taxpayer money to legally defend the waste of the same taxpayer money.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana breaks into top 10 list for business tax climate

Indiana ranked 10th nationally in business tax climate, giving the Lone Star State a big Texas-sized boot out of the top 10 for the first time, according to a new report.

October 09, 2013 1:39 pm

Indiana has 34th highest taxes on small businesses

Small business owners face lower tax bills in Indiana and Illinois than they would in more than half of all other states, according a recent study.

September 17, 2013 9:30 am

Portage offiicals work to balance 2014 budget

PORTAGE | City officials here have been whittling away at the proposed 2014 budget, attempting to balance expected revenue with expenses.

August 10, 2013 7:22 pm
DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

In recent weeks, I've been weaving around on U.S. 30, U.S. 421 and other highways. My driving would look suspicious to anyone who couldn't see I've been dodging potholes.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Declining home values crush government revenues

CROWN POINT | Lake County's plummeting home values are contributing to county government's expected $20 million budget deficit next year.

September 18, 2012 5:45 pm

Hobart's 2013 city budget expected to be a near repeat of this year

HOBART | The city's proposed 2013 budget and expected $2 million in cuts is a near repeat of last year's process, Clerk-Treasurer Deborah Longer said.

August 24, 2012 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Rules of thumb for property-tax caps

LARRY DeBOER: Rules of thumb for property-tax caps

Indiana caps property taxes for taxpayers, at 1 percent of gross assessed value for homesteads, 2 percent for other residential property and farmland, and 3 percent for everything else. The results of this simple system turn out to be pretty complicated, but there are rules of thumb that mak…

June 06, 2011 12:00 am

New rates lifting property taxes

CROWN POINT | Rising Lake County property tax rates promise to increase many individual's taxes and reduce some government service.

March 28, 2011 9:00 pm
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