In the discussion over a potential increase in the local income tax (LIT), I feel clarification is needed.

The truth is, as the County Council has been looking to provide salary increases for underpaid employee classifications, it was I who first noticed that we had the sixth lowest county income tax rate in the state, and that an increase would be one potential source of a “permanent fix,” so that we could address the problem of high employee turnover.

Timothy Stabosz is the La Porte County Auditor.

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Tax Man

Thank you Tim for speaking logically, truthfully, and reasonably for the people of the entire county. Current spending surely should be reviewed and redundant and unnecessary expenditures eliminated. Thank you for doing what all elected officials should be doing.


Very good article Tim with a lot of good points. Let's hope City and County Councils slow their roll and heed some of this advice.


You need to pay for public safety times have changed people are not applying or going elsewhere for better pay, if you can go one county over and make 10-30k more why would you stay in Laporte County

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