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Indiana state legislators enacted a law giving all 92 counties the opportunity to pass a county option income tax. In 91 counties, the county council and commissioners voluntarily chose to enact such a tax. Only in Lake County did the county commissioners veto the tax. I voted to defeat the …
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District recently provided a response to The Times' articles about the proposed waste-to-ethanol facility to all of the media in order to ensure that information regarding the project is accurately portrayed to the public. However, I also feel compelled…
As the subject of the series of recent articles about the proposed waste-to-ethanol facility, we feel compelled to ensure that information about the project is being accurately portrayed to the public, as well as dispel any misunderstanding that might be held or circulated.
Does Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels honestly believe Lake County is the only county where elected officials have been convicted of corruption?
After 18 months of deliberation, soul-searching, research, discussion and reviewing the overall concept and potential of a new and challenging process -- garbage to ethanol -- we are ready for contract proposals.
We have seen our state legislators transfer more state costs to the individual homeowners. This is one of the main causes for the property tax crisis.
Earlier this year, the Good Government Initiative report was released, characterizing human resource management at the County level as almost nonexistent. Unfortunately, that report, written almost a year prior, failed to provide an accurate account of the county's human resource structure.
Here are three areas I feel are of most importance to the future of Lake County:
Since my article on a more efficient plan to operate county government was published on April 30, 2006, there has been no reduction in the cost of Lake County government operations. The 2007 budget was just completed without a reduction in the tax levy. This was the responsibility of all ele…
Do we have problems in county government? Absolutely. Can we reduce the cost of county government? Absolutely. Can we reduce the number of employees? Absolutely.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District respectfully disagrees with The Times editorial position that advocated removing local determination regarding issues involving infectious medical waste, landfills or any solid waste facilities and relying solely on downstate administrative decisions.
Lake County Commissioner,
I want something better for my children, my grandchildren and every citizen
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