region-news
Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE

Press the play button to hear the latest news from THE REGION.


Region-News-Team-Black-Logo

Lake Co Bill Passes House 97-0

Share this post

A bill filled with Region issues today got out of the Indiana House on a unanimous 97-to-nothing vote. Senate Bill 585 in its current form releases Lake County from its property tax levy freeze... one the county has been under since 2007 because it has not approved a personal income tax for its residents, the only of 92 counties in the state not to do so. The measure also provides for a study on a possible second Lake Michigan port, possibly in Gary, and potential trauma hospital in Gary. It also urges a study on whether Indiana ports should pay for municipal services... like the situation with Portage, for instance, providing fire and police service to the Port of Indiana. The measure, though, now goes back to its Senate sponsor, northwest Indiana lawmaker Ed Charbonneau , and could end up in conference committee before it can land on the Governor's desk.
###


Meet-The-Team

Laura-WAKE Scott-WAKE Brent-WAKE
LAURA WALUSZKO
Region News Team
SCOTT ROSENBERG
Region News Team
BRENT BROWN
Region News Team
Jay-WAKE Karl-WAKE Annie-WAKE
JAY STEVENS
Region News Team
KARL BERNER
Region News Team
ANNIE FOX
Region News Team

Recent-Newscast

Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE