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On Local Government
Recap of the 2015 State Legislative Session
Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
Professor Larry DeBoer, Purdue University, Agricultural Economics
The 2015 session of the General Assembly passed a state budget, and made some important changes in property taxes and local income taxes. Farmland assessments have been frozen for pay-2016, small businesses will receive a personal property tax break, and a controversial change was made in the assessment of commercial buildings. By 2017 Indiana’s many local income taxes are to be consolidated into one. In addition, Indiana voters considered 17 school referenda on Election Day in May. Join Professor Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle for an overview on this potpourri of Indiana state and local government topics.
This program will be delivered via video streaming. You can find host sites here . View at a local host site or participate live online via a personal computer. The workshop is free. Please register by Monday, June 15, 2015.
The 2015 State Budget
Capital Comments Podcasts
Dr. DeBoer's monthly column, Capital Comments, appears in several newspapers across the state. Audio podcast-versions of his columns are available here.
Local Government Finance Website
This website includes a vast amount of data and information related to local government finance.