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Letter to the Editor: Higher tax bill too much to bear Letter to the Editor: Higher tax bill too much to bear
1 week ago -
It’s definitely time for a reality check for our county commissioners. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who is looking out for taxpayers? Letter to the Editor: Who is looking out for taxpayers?
1 week ago -
When I had my 2014 income taxes completed this year at the Indiana Senior Center, I recall the gentleman doing them for me remarking about my very high property taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Reed should explain tax situation Letter to the editor: Reed should explain tax situation
1 week ago -
It doesn’t seem to be appropriate for an elected representative of the people to deceive his constituents, but that is exactly what Rep. Dave Reed did in his recent newsletter. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Ruddock, Evanko doing right thing Letter to the editor: Ruddock, Evanko doing right thing
1 week ago -
If you were directed by a judge to do something, would you ignore it? Of course not! Neither did county Commissioners Rod Ruddock, Dave Frick and Patty Evanko in 2013 when Indiana County Judge William Martin directed them to reassess properties in Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reassessment will have long-lasting effect Letter to the Editor: Reassessment will have long-lasting effect
1 week ago -
Only one of the county commissioners seems to understand what your ill-conceived Fair Property Tax Plan does to the 79-year-old farmer who cannot afford to retain their farmland, which has been farmed by their family since 1900. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Bedford Falls turns into Pottersville Letter to the Editor: Bedford Falls turns into Pottersville
1 week ago -
It’s not a wonderful life in Indiana these days. We all went to bed one night in Bedford Falls. The community was a pleasant one, land owners and businesses caring dearly for the property they had worked hard to keep and to keep up. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White has shown leadership on EMS issue Letter to the Editor: White has shown leadership on EMS issue
1 week ago -
The following letter is sent in response to the letter from Alan Shank, of Homer City. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Christians must speak up on injustice Letter to the Editor: Christians must speak up on injustice
1 week ago -
When people have no other defense against the Bible or Christians they often play the love card against them. By playing the love card they suggest the Christian is confined to smiling, helping the poor and being silent on issues that might offend somebody. [Read More]
Commissioner Ruddock's statement on reassessment Commissioner Ruddock's statement on reassessment
2 weeks ago -
Indiana County Commissioner Rodney Ruddock has given a position statement describing his opinion of the ongoing reassessment of Indiana County properties for tax purposes. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reassessment amounts to overcorrection Letter to the Editor: Reassessment amounts to overcorrection
2 weeks ago -
Property values do change over time, and some properties’ values change faster than others. So, it makes sense to adjust the taxes to track these relative changes in value, to keep the burden fair according to the law. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What's Mike Baker's real motivation? Letter to the Editor: What's Mike Baker's real motivation?
2 weeks ago -
Before Indiana County residents build a statue of Commissioner Mike Baker for his newfound opposition to the Indiana County reassessment, they may want to consider the real motivation. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Assessments need thoughtful review Letter to the Editor: Assessments need thoughtful review
2 weeks ago -
Last week The Indiana Gazette published a letter written by one of the independent candidates for county commissioner. In that letter the candidate represented what is supposedly my opinion regarding Commissioner Rod Ruddock’s position on the tax reassessment. [Read More]
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