Consider the eternal questions. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why are some Indiana local government property tax rates high, while others are low? Let's leave the answers to the first two to actual scientists. I'll take a stab at that last one.
The Indiana General Assembly is in session, and the House has proposed a budget for the 2017-19 biennium. It includes a $1 increase in the cigarette tax, raising the rate to $1.995 per pack. It may or may not pass, the Senate may or may not agree, and the governor will have to weigh in, too. Still, there's sure to be debate. So let's look at some facts about the cigarette tax.
The General Assembly is in session, and the big issue this year looks to be road funding. How will we raise the additional $1 billion or more that we need to maintain our roads?
Purdue Extension and the Purdue University Center for Regional Development are among partners in a new state initiative designed to improve the economies and quality of life of small communities.
Purdue Extension has hired five new regional economic and community development educators to expand delivery of ECD programs throughout the state.
They will primarily serve their geographical districts, but each has an area of expertise and will also serve as a statewide resource.