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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

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

Nov. 4 is just around the corner for all register voters in the Lan-Oak Park District. The Park Board has decided to ask taxpayers for the fifth time to raise the district’s limiting tax rate by 10 cents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem."

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently conducted a conference intended to make our state’s tax code simpler and more competitive.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Support effort to help Hoosier nonprofits regain tax-exempt status

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support effort to help Hoosier nonprofits regain tax-exempt status

As the federal government is forced to reduce spending, community and faith-based organizations are increasingly filling the void.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

The headline read, “Hoosiers’ taxes rise as income goes down.” The story told of the Tax Foundation’s finding that Indiana taxes had increased from 8.4 percent of income in 2001 to 9.5 percent of income in 2011. Like many, I thought, “You've got to be kidding!”

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 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
YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs comprehensive tax study

The Indiana General Assembly this year approved some important business tax cuts, which will have significant impact on economic progress, the quality of life and other daily Hoosier concerns.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am
It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

Lake County residents have never had to look up the county tax schedule for Indiana residents or write anything on Line 9 of their state income returns.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Sharing new taxes is good precedent

Homewood Village President Rich Hofeld is to be commended for offering to help Glenwood ease the pain of losing its Walmart store.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
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February 07, 2014 12:00 am
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

Portage wins excess levy appeal

PORTAGE | City officials learned this week the state Department of Local Government Finance has granted the city its excess levy appeal.

January 17, 2014 9:12 pm
EDITORIAL: Pence offers ideas, but not solutions

EDITORIAL: Pence offers ideas, but not solutions

To anyone following Indiana politics, Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday offered some familiar ideas. It did not, however, offer solutions.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Study options before tinkering with taxes

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wants to eliminate the personal property tax for businesses, perhaps paying for it by increasing county income taxes. He's also talking about a very modest state income tax break.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Pence throwing out more tax-cut gift ideas

RICH JAMES: Pence throwing out more tax-cut gift ideas

I suspect Gov. Mike Pence thinks he’s Santa Claus. He is sporting gifts – or promises thereof – for just about everyone.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
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