property tax caps

A report from Ball State University shows the Republican-backed law to cap Indiana property taxes forced most local governments to face tough financial choices.

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Today:   A conversation with Lake County Assessor and Gary Mayor-elect Jerome Prince, who is preparing to take office in January 2020.  He talks about the work done so far for become Mayor, the Hard Rock Casino project in his city and his views on the lifting of property tax caps in 2020 and the impact on the city of Gary. 

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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to "Post-Tribune" education reporter Meredith Colias-Pete to talk about the stories she filed online and in print -- including a story about an appellate court ruling that could have an impact on a local lawsuit involving two former school officials.  Giles Bruce of the "Times" has news on the local healthcare scene,  and his colleague Joseph Pete looks at business stories that include a tragic workplace death at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago.

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Today:   an at-length conversation with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.  He talks about the latest developments on bills moving through the General Assembly that affect his city, its businesses and residents.  That includes tax incentives to create the Digital Crossroads of America data center on Hammond's lakefront and how the Gary economic development and casino license changes will affect Hammond's and other communities' own casinos.  Mayor McDermott also talks about ongoing discussions to create a regional convention center and how the end of property tax caps will affect the city of H

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Today:    We bring in Purdue University agricultural economist Larry DeBoer to explain the changes that Lake County property taxpayers will see on their tax bills, mainly in 2020 when the state's ten-year exemption from tax caps in Lake and St Joseph Counties is lifted.  Based on the state's report on local taxing units, the city of Gary will have the state's highest tax rate: 43% higher than any other tax rates in Lake County and more than double any of Porter County's tax rates.  DeBoer talks about why the rates will be so high.

Today:   This is Reporters' Roundtable Thursday and we talk to local reporters about their stories posted online and in print.  Doug Ross of the "Times" covers the 2020 end of exemptions for property tax caps for Lake County taxpayers and the impact on local goverments, and Griffith town officials courting two neighboring townships.  Greg Tejeda of the "Post-Tribune" has news on the Gary Common Council meeting on the 2019 budget, Gary-Chicago International Airport and ICE and bedbugs -- and "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete talks about his stories on the U.S.

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On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday -- a look at some of the major stories of the week in northwest Indiana, from the reporters who researched, wrote and posted them online and in print.  Our guests this week are Dan Carden and Ed Bierschenk with the Times of Northwest Indiana, Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune and Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore.