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Study group: Eliminate personal property tax for small business

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About half of all Indiana companies would stop paying property taxes on the value of their equipment under a recommendation a legislative study committee made Wednesday. The group’s chairman – Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek – said those firms might be required to pay a modest fee to help […]

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Tax receipts beat projections in October, slightly behind for fiscal year

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tax revenues beat expectations in October – adding about $1.4 million more to the state’s coffers than projected. Sales tax receipts were up for the month while individual and corporate income taxes fell below estimates. Both sales and individual income taxes beat revenue during the same period last year. For […]

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State tax receipts continue to trail projections

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts fell below projections in September for the third straight month but remain ahead of revenue for the same period last year. During the first quarter of the fiscal year, state revenue was nearly $39 million behind estimates released in December. That’s about 1.1 percent below forecast. Individual […]

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Tax caps having greatest impact for owners of rental property, farms

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The owners of rental homes and apartments are among the property owners that are helped most by a tax cap system the state fully implemented in 2010. In all, the tax caps reduced bills – and therefore reduced revenue to local units of government and schools – by $766 […]

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Pence administration earmarks $344,000 more for domestic violence

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Forty-three domestic violence programs across Indiana will be eligible to receive $344,000 in additional funding under a plan the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced Monday. The money will come on top of $2.55 million the ICJI board has approved for the groups so far this fiscal year and another […]

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Domestic violence shelters get money, more could be on the way

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state criminal justice board approved $1.9 million in state grants for domestic violence programs across Indiana on Friday – but left another $1.1 million unspent for now as demands for services spike. The grants mean that 42 organizations will receive the same amount of state money as they […]

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Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are at odds over funding for prevention and shelters. The nonprofit group claims the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute – with Pence’s approval – is proposing to cut $1.25 million from domestic violence programs. But representatives of the governor and […]

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State tax receipts don’t meet projections in August

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts fell 1.4 percent below projections in August but revenues remain ahead of last year’s totals. The Indiana State Budget Agency released its monthly report on revenue collection for the state’s main checking account on Wednesday. It showed tax receipts for the month were $974.9 million, which […]

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State spends millions to launch high-tech data hub, analyze information

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence unveiled a new technology center Tuesday that cost the state nearly $340,000 to create and will be used to monitor real-time data as part of an effort to identify and solve state problems. But the cost of the Management & Performance Hub headquartered in the space […]

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Lawmakers move forward with plans to monitor State Board of Accounts

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s independent auditing agency will soon receive more legislative oversight. A subcommittee of the Indiana Legislative Council met this week to determine the goals and best practices of a new Audit Committee, which is meant to operate as a type of peer-review system for the State Board of […]

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