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New Transparency Portal provides access to state spending, revenue

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Want to know how much tax money Indiana has generated so far this year? Or what about what some of the money is being spent on? State Auditor Tera Klutz has unveiled the updated Indiana Transparency Portal that is designed to give Hoosiers an easier time finding information about finances and assets. […]

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Department of Revenue rebrands to focus on customer service

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Hoosiers are no longer simply taxpayers to the Indiana Department of Revenue. They are customers. Looking at people as more than taxpayers is part of DOR’s efforts to rebrand and refocus its work with five priorities—customer service, culture, compliance, collaboration and continuous improvements. DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp discussed how his agency […]

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Indiana’s gas tax set to go up again on July 1

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—As Hoosiers deal with the highest gasoline prices in several years, Indiana is adding another penny in taxes to every gallon starting July 1. The 2017 law that added 10 cents in taxes to every gallon of gas purchased is the same one that allows the tax to continue to rise […]

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Corporate tax revenues down

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—For the fifth straight month, Indiana’s corporate tax revenues are below forecast and the prior’s year’s collections, the state Department of Revenue reported Friday. December 2017 was the last time monthly corporate tax collections exceeded the forecast and even then, they were down by 28 percent from December 2016. Overall, the state’s […]

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Corporate tax collections continue to drop

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State corporate tax collections are continuing to fall below their monthly estimate for the ninth time out of the past 10 months. The State Budget Agency this week reported that corporate tax collections totaled $220.5 million in April, which were $9 million below the estimate and $43.3 million below revenue […]

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Gary, Muncie school takeovers stir controversy

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Muncie School Corporation takeover bill, which appeared to die at the end of this year’s legislative session, is one step closer to becoming a law once again. Lawmakers will meet at the Statehouse on May 14 for a special one-day session to act on bills that legislators failed […]

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Special session includes tax and school bills

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are worried that the May 14 special legislative session is undemocratic by not involving Hoosier voices. “My fundamental problem is this is being handled in an amazingly undemocratic fashion,” said state Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis. “How can we consider legislation without testimony, without committee hearings and without […]

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May 14 special session will take on tax and school bills

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­–Gov. Eric Holcomb is giving lawmakers one day to address four key bills that they failed to act on before the end of the General Assembly’s 2018 session in March. “With sharp focus, I’m confident they can finish in a single day,” Holcomb said Friday in a proclamation setting May 14 […]

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Governor calls special session to focus on taxes, school safety

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that he will call a special session of the Indiana General Assembly to address the school safety and tax issues left unfinished in the disorganized end of the 2018 session last week. It would be the first special session in a non-budget year since […]

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State’s finances safe from market fluctuations

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­–The recent stock market plunges has instilled fear in investors nationwide, but Hoosiers can breathe easier knowing Indiana’s investments have not been affected by the fluctuations. That’s because the state doesn’t invest in stocks. Instead, the state invests in government bonds, U.S. agency bonds, and banks deposits with a maturity […]

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