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
The 2015 State Budget
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Professor Larry DeBoer, Purdue University, Agricultural Economics
It's budget time again in the Indiana State House. This year, 2015, is a long session of the General Assembly, when legislators debate and pass a tax and spending plan for the next two years. The revenue forecast is already in, and the Governor has released his budget proposal. Education funding is always a big issue. Farmland taxes will be debated too, and the Governor wants a balanced budget amendment to the Indiana Constitution. The session will last through the end of April, but by the midpoint at the end of February much will come into focus. Join Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle for an "On Local Government" webcast about state budget issues.
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 Friday, February 20, 2015.
The Personal Property Tax
Local Option Income Taxes and the Property Tax Caps
Recap of the 2013 Budget and Road Funding
The 2013 State Budget- February 2013
The 2012 Property Tax- October 2012
Local Option Income Taxes and the State Budget- May 2012
The Economy, the State Budget & Farmland Taxes- February 2012
What Have We Learned About the Property Tax Caps - October 2011
Links to the September 2010 program are:
- Indiana's State Budget: Fiscal Year 2011 (9 min, 34 sec)
- Indiana's State Budget: The Coming Biennium (9 min, 45 sec)
- Tax Cap Referenda November 2, 2010, Part 1 (10 min, 7 sec)
- Tax Cap Referenda November 2, 2010, Part 2 (10 min, 12 sec)
- Maximum Levy Growth Quotient (9 min, 18 sec)
- Local Income Tax Distributions (10 min, 10 sec)
Archives of past sessions are available at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/ecd/streaming.html.
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.