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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

I was surprised by Porter County Commissioner John Evans’ assertion that running Porter County Government efficiently is somehow unfair — or worse, inconsiderate of our county employees.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Referendum is taxpayer-financed campaign stunt

State legislation forcing a referendum on Tuesday is ridiculous. So ridiculous that two of the four counties named in the legislation refused to finance a referendum. They chose not to waste precious tax dollars to comply with fatally flawed legislation.

November 01, 2009 12:00 am

Disciples of NO don't solve anything

The people in control of the coin in Porter County got elected as "the disciples of NO" -- NO dump, NO Illiana Expressway, NO South Shore, NO Buses, NO RDA, NO C.R. 100 South improvement, NO kill at the animal shelter, NO to new schools.

June 28, 2009 12:00 am

A plan for improving local government

I'm not a lifelong politician or elected official, but over the past 15 years I've spent considerable time in the trenches of state and local government to know how things work in theory and in practice.

September 19, 2007 12:00 am

How Indiana got into mess over property tax

Money generated by the mills used to fuel our local economy and built our communities. The mills also largely funded local government through the property taxes they paid.

September 04, 2007 12:00 am

Failing to plan endangers quality of life

Any attempt to divert resources allocated for the improvement of Porter County Road 100 South is tantamount to abandonment.

January 25, 2007 12:00 am

Lesson learned while serving as township trustee

As the end of my elected term of office draws near, I want to thank everyone who contributed to Porter Township's success these past four years. It took a team effort to:

December 26, 2006 12:00 am

RBA study will help region move forward

Those of us who serve as township trustees have a unique perspective of people in need and their dependence upon public transportation.

August 27, 2006 12:00 am

With new transmitter here, weather radio could be a lifesaver in the event of emergency

We learned from the Hurricane Katrina disaster that early warning to impending disaster is tantamount to saving lives. Had citizens been warned earlier, they would have had more time to escape Katrina's wrath.

October 27, 2005 12:00 am

'Take care, we're farming around here'

Wichlinski moved from a largely suburban area to rural Porter County years ago, and has also been around the farming business for nearly 20 years.

July 14, 2003 12:00 am
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