We start paying a Lake County income tax in October.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
The voice of fiscal conservatism is often lacking in Northwest Indiana forums, and I'm hoping to change that as I take on a twice-weekly column for The Times.
After a tense, white-knuckle, nail-biting process, it's finally official. Lake County has adopted an income tax, just like every other Indiana county. Now it's time to make sure the money is spent wisely.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Commissioners refused Friday morning to veto a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | Friday's passage of a Lake County income tax relieved supporters, disgusted opponents, and amazed everyone following the impassioned debate.
Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.
CROWN POINT | Austerity fell like a ton of bricks Thursday morning on Lake County officials as they contemplated running county government without a county income tax.
HIGHLAND | The three Lake County Council members who voted against a proposed county income tax met with residents Saturday to discuss the tax and answer questions about its impact.
CROWN POINT | False alarm. Lake will remain the only county in the state without a local option income tax, for at least a few more weeks.
CROWN POINT | Pro-income tax members of the Lake County Council are hurrying to pass it before the end of the week.
The fray over how to fund government in Lake County has taken a definite political plunge.
It’s time for Lake County Republicans to get in touch with reality when it comes to a county income tax.
CROWN POINT | Lake County is one step closer to a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is faced with its own choices Tuesday when its seven members vote to pass a local option income tax.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members brought talk of a local income tax into the open, but there remains a question about whether there are enough votes among them to adopt it.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is preparing to take its first vote this month on adopting as much as a 1.5 percent personal income tax on residents and workers to bail local government out of either cutting services or increasing debt.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials came out of a closed-door meeting Thursday with a consensus to move forward with creating a consolidated E-911 system.
GARY | Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin, D-Gary, underwent surgery Thursday following a bout with chest pains.
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…
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