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Commentary: Who are paying their ‘fair share?’

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Commentary: Who are paying their ‘fair share?’

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Well, the April 15 dreaded deadline has come and gone. The Lovely Mrs. Shabazz and I have written our checks to the federal government and various states that tell us we owe them money for our portion of the government. And once again it’s time for me to reflect on that […]

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States pursue tax cuts as recovery takes hold

By Elaine Povich Stateline.org Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton use crutches at his first public appearance at the state Capitol in St. Paul, since undergoing hip surgery. He was there to press for tax cuts, as many other governors are doing. Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped […]

Pence announces tax conference; receives award

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Pence announces tax conference; receives award

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced that Indiana will host a conference this summer to help strengthen, make more competitive, and simplify the state’s tax laws. Pence said the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference on June 24 will examine both business and individual taxes. He also said the Tax Foundation […]

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Tax revenue stabilizes in March but still behind for fiscal year

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts beat projections in March but a key lawmaker said it’s not enough to clear concerns about the state’s finances. Revenue topped $1.02 billion last month – about 1.4 percent more than estimates released last December. That’s also 11.6 percent more than in March 2013. Senate Appropriations […]

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Pence to Obama: Repeal medical device tax

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday asking him to work with Congress to repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that is helping to pay for the federal health care law. Pence said the law – which took effect Jan. 1, […]

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Analysis: Road funding study is key for Indiana’s future

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tucked among the hundreds of bills that flowed through the General Assembly this year is one that could affect Indiana’s future trade, economy and finances. House Bill 1104 orders a study of transportation funding in hopes that the state will find a way to generate revenue for roads and […]

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Study will seek answers to transportation funding dilemma

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation will launch an expansive study seeking new ways to finance road construction and maintenance if a bill passed by the Indiana legislature is signed into law. House Bill 1104, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, authorizes INDOT to contract with a third party to […]

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Democratic candidate for auditor focuses on marriage tax policy

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic auditor candidate Mike Claytor stood in front of the Indiana Department of Revenue on Thursday to talk about one of his main campaign goals: Equal rights for same-sex married couples. Claytor, an accountant, focused on the tax policy set by the state Department of Revenue – and confirmed […]

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Pence declares victory in legislative session

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence declared a legislative victory just 12 hours after the House and Senate adjourned for the year on Thursday night, saying he had won support for most of his agenda. The governor’s staff handed out a list of 20 of his bills the General Assembly passed. But […]

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Video & story: Gov. Pence gets bill to cut business taxes

Indiana legislature passes bill to cut business taxes from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The General Assembly has sent the governor a package of business tax cuts that supporters say will create jobs by luring more companies to the state. Senate Bill 1 cuts the corporate income tax rate and lets […]

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