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.
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.
During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem."
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently conducted a conference intended to make our state’s tax code simpler and more competitive.
As the federal government is forced to reduce spending, community and faith-based organizations are increasingly filling the void.
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!”
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.
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.
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.
Homewood Village President Rich Hofeld is to be commended for offering to help Glenwood ease the pain of losing its Walmart store.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.”
PORTAGE | City officials learned this week the state Department of Local Government Finance has granted the city its excess levy appeal.
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.
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.
I suspect Gov. Mike Pence thinks he’s Santa Claus. He is sporting gifts – or promises thereof – for just about everyone.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
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