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DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

If you're worried about footing the bill for eliminating the personal property tax for businesses, your misery has company.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

In the past month, I feared Gov. Mike Pence and legislative Republican leaders had a rude surprise for us middle class working stiffs.

January 30, 2014 1:34 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Restructure corporate taxes to keep jobs here

YOUNG VOICES: Restructure corporate taxes to keep jobs here

What would you do if you were told you could save millions if you left for another country? Most would say, “What’s the catch?” For some corporations, the answer is “nothing.”

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence refused to rule out county income tax hikes as a replacement for the more than $1 billion Indiana schools and local governments stand to lose if he succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.

December 11, 2013 6:00 pm
ANDREA NEAL: You can thank Gov. Bowen for tax relief

ANDREA NEAL: You can thank Gov. Bowen for tax relief

Otis Bowen will go down in history as the governor who delivered landmark property tax relief to Hoosiers. He also deserves mention for what happened on Gov. Mitch Daniels’ watch: a tax reform amendment to the state Constitution.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Remember Doc Bowen's Rx for Hoosiers

EDITORIAL: Remember Doc Bowen's Rx for Hoosiers

Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen should be remembered for his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
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March 23, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Proposed Lake County wheel tax is one tax too many

For the past few years, Lake County government leaders have favored the irresponsible practice of borrowing to make budget, running up taxpayer debt rather than facing the painful but necessary political music of adopting a local option income tax. We support such an income tax and have repe…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Simple tax reform is needed

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Simple tax reform is needed

Like almost all Americans, I have watched the president and Congress argue and point fingers over who is protecting whom. What has been particularly disturbing to me is how the White House has pointed at the “entitled 2 percent’ers,” claiming they need to pay their fare share.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Streamline local income tax options

EDITORIAL: Streamline local income tax options

The Indiana General Assembly should commemorate the 40th anniversary of the county income tax by streamlining the options and overhauling the distribution formula.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am Related
Hobart officials approve new tax break for business moving into former car dealership

Hobart officials approve new tax break for business moving into former car dealership

HOBART | The City Council has given a two-year tax break to a local business planning to renovate a vacated car dealership.

May 13, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: We agree on need for tax reform, but not method

DOUG ROSS: We agree on need for tax reform, but not method

While we're on the subject of taxes -- and when do adults ever stop talking about taxes? -- let's examine what U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., added to the conversation a few days ago.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Respond to tax caps with innovation

Matt Greller, executive director of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, voiced the concerns of many municipalities about tax caps hampering their ability to do business as usual. The tax caps, however, are for taxpayers' protection.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am

E.C. looking to outsource EMS Department

EAST CHICAGO | Residents soon may see a privatized ambulance service responding to their medical emergencies as the city looks to deflate a bloated budget.

March 24, 2012 8:30 am

Tough review ahead for local government finances

CROWN POINT | Lake County's budget expert cautions local cities, towns, townships and other local government units to get serious about cutting spending -- or have austerity forced on them.

September 03, 2011 8:15 pm

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
MARK KIESLING: Tax proposal good, or a kick in the asphalt?

MARK KIESLING: Tax proposal good, or a kick in the asphalt?

All right, you can't say I didn't give you fair warning.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

Legislature looks to online businesses for more money

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Daniels proposes automatic tax refunds

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has a plan that could put money in the pockets of Indiana taxpayers years after he leaves office.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am
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