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Wheel Tax

Senate backs higher taxes on region motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate voted 38-12 Tuesday to compel Northwest Indiana residents pay more in vehicle taxes if they want smooth roads to drive on.

April 09, 2013 8:30 pm Related

Income tax cut in Senate budget but smaller than Pence wants

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence lauded the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday for adding an income tax cut to the pending 2014-15 state budget, even though the reduction is less than one-third the size Pence wanted. 

April 04, 2013 8:03 pm

Spend tax revenue where money was collected

Lake County Councilman Ted Bilski, D-Hobart, is proposing a $25 wheel tax per vehicle in Lake County. The largest percentage, 20 percent, will go to Gary; however, other cities in Lake County will receive considerably less. For example, St. John will only be receiving 2 percent of the income…

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Proposed Lake County wheel tax is one tax too many

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…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

Lake wheel tax is back around for debate

CROWN POINT | The debate about whether to pass a Lake County wheel tax has come round again.

February 07, 2013 7:09 pm

EDITORIAL: Take a thorough look at tax options

A wheel tax proposal was hoisted up the flagpole and promptly yanked back down. Gary mayoral candidates have discussed their views on income tax options, including the concept of a municipal tax. It's time to bring clarity to this process.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

Local wheel tax is idling

CROWN POINT | County Councilman Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, still opposes a local vehicle registration tax, but he wants to give city and town leaders a chance to change his mind.

May 02, 2011 4:45 pm

Seniors can't afford smokes, let alone another tax

As a taxpaying senior citizen who has lived and worked in Lake County over 45 years, I am insulted by the comment of our County Attorney John Dull regarding the wheel tax: "This tax would amount to five and a half packs of cigarettes."

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 3

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 3

The Times' Doug Ross, Mark Kiesling and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the possibility of Lake County instituting a wheel tax to raise more revenue.

April 21, 2011 7:35 pm
nwi.com Daily Update

nwi.com Daily Update

The nwi.com daily news update for Tuesday April 19, 2011.

April 19, 2011 12:05 pm

Wheel tax may roll into Lake County

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council will consider creating a local vehicle tax designed to raise as much as $10 million to repair potholes in streets and roads.

April 14, 2011 8:15 pm
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