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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

INDIANAPOLIS | May tax revenue exceeded the state's reduced expectations, but Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends June 30.

June 06, 2014 7:15 pm Related

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Casino taxes still important to state's finances

Casino taxes still important to state's finances

INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wagers and admissions remain an important component of Indiana's overall financial picture -- as they have since 1996.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Related
Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.

December 09, 2013 2:50 pm Related
Indiana remains unable to top last year's revenue

Indiana remains unable to top last year's revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue was well below expectations through the first third of the budget year, even though Indiana in October exceeded its monthly revenue target for the first time since June.

November 07, 2013 11:20 am Related
Indiana revenue continues to miss target

Indiana revenue continues to miss target

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue edged closer to meeting expectations in September, but for the sixth time in the eight full months Gov. Mike Pence has been in office it failed to hit the target.

October 04, 2013 6:15 pm Related
New Illinois casinos could bust Indiana's budget

New Illinois casinos could bust Indiana's budget

INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos



April state revenue tops prior year's total

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue rebounded last month following a disappointing February and March that saw Indiana's tax receipts dip below 2012 levels.

May 02, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Gambling on host communities' future

Indiana lawmakers are up to their elbows in surgery on casino taxes. They must remember as they do so that the reason for allowing casinos in Indiana in the first place was to benefit the host communities.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am

Region governments lose money under revised gaming proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

February 14, 2013 6:30 pm

Rogers rolls the dice for Gary land-based casino

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, is betting she can make Gary economic development legislation more palatable by rolling her proposal for a land-based casino into another gaming measure moving through the Senate.

February 08, 2013 2:15 pm

State revenue tops forecast for third month in a row

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue in November beat expectations for the third straight month, pushing Indiana's surplus to $80 million for the 2013 budget year that began in July.

December 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Hoosiers on pace for second automatic taxpayer refund

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana ended the first quarter of its budget year Sunday with more revenue than expected and is on track for another annual surplus, state budget officials announced Friday.

October 05, 2012 12:15 pm

State revenue beats target

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue continued to exceed expectations last month, even after budget officials boosted their revenue projections based on improved economic conditions. 

January 05, 2012 6:45 pm

State revenue beats estimate again

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue last month once again topped expectations, bringing in $10 million more than predicted by budget forecasters.

December 06, 2011 1:45 pm

State beats revenue goal despite lackluster gaming taxes

INDIANAPOLIS | Total state revenue last month once again beat the state's revenue forecast even as Indiana's gaming tax revenue continued to slump.

November 03, 2011 4:30 pm

Budget director warns of possible drop in state revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue for the first quarter of Indiana's budget year exceeded expectations by $67 million, but a top state finance official isn't cheering.

October 05, 2011 6:50 pm

State revenue continues to improve

INDIANAPOLIS | February state revenue was up 12.3 percent compared with last February and came in $5 million higher than predicted by the latest state revenue forecast, according to a report released Wednesday by the State Budget Agency.

March 02, 2011 4:34 pm
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