SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.
If you're worried about footing the bill for eliminating the personal property tax for businesses, your misery has company.
In the past month, I feared Gov. Mike Pence and legislative Republican leaders had a rude surprise for us middle class working stiffs.
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.”
Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
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.
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.
Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen should be remembered for his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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…
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.
The Indiana General Assembly should commemorate the 40th anniversary of the county income tax by streamlining the options and overhauling the distribution formula.
HOBART | The City Council has given a two-year tax break to a local business planning to renovate a vacated car dealership.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | Residents soon may see a privatized ambulance service responding to their medical emergencies as the city looks to deflate a bloated budget.
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.
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.
All right, you can't say I didn't give you fair warning.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.
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