The most imaginative, the most commendable policymaking often begins with: "What if?"
State Rep. Ed Soliday should be commended for looking at a pilot program to explore alternative ways to fund road construction in Indiana. The existing gas tax just isn't generating enough revenue.
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.
CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.
Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…
Lake County officials got good advice last week from an Indiana University expert in public finance. Now it's time to act on it.
About a quarter of a million dollars in new Lake County income tax revenues would help fund retirement benefits for solid waste district administrators and staff under a new proposal, a top district official said.
Costs are mounting for the Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion and initiative to lure private investors.
Those who opposed the adoption of a 1.5 percent income tax for Lake County residents just don’t get it.
On June 12, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President David Long hope to override Gov. Mike Pence's veto of House Enrolled Act 1546.
This has been a big week for the convergence of taxes and politics — are those two ever separated? — in Northwest Indiana.
Where will the money come from?
On April 16, the Indiana General Assembly heard the long-awaited revenue forecast update. "Up" is the right word.
CROWN POINT | The local income tax the Lake County Council passed has raised questions, and fueled anger and confusion.
While the proposed local option income tax for Lake County would affect all working residents, it's young people who should be the most upset over this issue.
The Lake County Council is playing "beat the clock" in voting on the income tax Friday. In doing so, it must set aside emotions and vote based on what the county truly needs.
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.
CROWN POINT | Pro-income tax members of the Lake County Council are hurrying to pass it before the end of the week.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
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