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Decatur County Courthouse
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Local budgets are being stretched farther than ever, and figuring out how the state budget affects local budgets is sometimes difficult. Purdue Extension offers resources to help.


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.


 Past Programs

 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.