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GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

After the Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature shoved through a 5 percent state income tax cut as a compromise gesture to new Gov. Mike Pence, media outlets like The Columbus Republic rightly termed the tax cut “silly.”

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

Any Democrat looking at either statewide office or the state Legislature needs to think twice before embracing Republican calls for yet more budget-busting cuts in corporate taxes as a way to spur job growth. The evidence is overwhelming that there are far better ways to make Indiana attract…

May 30, 2012 5:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' new book only reconfirms his longtime contempt and disgust for an entire region of the state — Northwest Indiana. In it, he perpetuates old and stale stereotypes such as "governmental corruption," and he rips the area as hostile to new employers for what he calls …

October 28, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rein in speculators jacking up gas prices

With my law practice partially focused on cases involving protection of utility customers, it's understandable that I get stopped on the street and asked what the average guy can do about skyrocketing prices at the gas pump.

July 05, 2011 12:00 am

Property tax caps are a Trojan horse

Isn't it about time we recognized that the oversimplified 1-2-3 tax caps (rumor has it they were drawn up on a cocktail napkin) are nothing more than a Trojan Horse designed to reduce the property tax burden for the wealthiest homeowners and largest corporations in Indiana?

July 10, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: FSSA debacle the result of Daniels' philosophy

Blind faith in a discredited ideology. What else can one say about a governor who ignored all the warnings and the failed efforts at welfare privatization in states like Texas and who took Indiana deep into a mine -- past the dead canary -- where there was no escape, no light, no air and no …

May 25, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Hybrid' privatization is not the answer

Hats off to state Rep. Gail Riecken, D-Evansville, for having authored H.B. 1003, which would prohibit use of private contractors and vendors for intake and eligibility of welfare services in Indiana. We've seen over the past three years how the governor's failed experiment with privatizing …

January 09, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels' rigid ideology ignored facts on privatization

Many Hoosiers are scratching their heads at how Gov. Mitch Daniels could have blundered so badly that he was forced to cancel the $1.34 billion contract he signed with IBM that privatized and outsourced intake and eligibility services for Medicaid and food stamps. This wasn't a question of o…

October 24, 2009 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels' tax caps are strangling government

Enough already! It seems a little unseemly that a local newspaper would seemingly take delight that the simplistic "1-2-3" property tax caps -- which were thought up on the back of a paper napkin -- are choking off local government's ability to deliver services. (Editorial, Sept. 6)

October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Now is perfect time for a study of utility takeover

Your April 8 editorial showed just how out of touch the newspaper is with the economic reality created by NIPSCO's high rates and poor service and the impact on economic development efforts in our region.

April 16, 2007 12:00 am

The NiSource annual report we didn't hear

With NIPSCO parent company NiSource's annual meeting having been held last month in Pittsburgh, it's a good time to discuss some of the things CEO Gary Neale and his rubber-stamp board of directors didn't spend much time talking about.

June 10, 2005 12:00 am
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