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Larry DeBoer: Hoosier farmland property tax misery has company

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Farmland assessments for property taxes are going up. So are home, rental housing and business assessments. Property tax misery has a lot of company.

Lee Hamilton: A lawmaker’s impossible task

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I don’t remember when it first occurred to me after arriving in Washington many years ago that at its heart, being a member of Congress meant never being entirely satisfied. And that this state of affairs is baked into our form of government. But despite moments of immense fulfillment, it remained a central tension throughout my time in office — as it has been for most legislators since the founding of the republic.

JCPL Column: Tax time resources at the library

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“A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.”

Norman Knight: Looking offline for inspiration

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Alas, after 20 years, our faithful KitchenAid has washed its last glass baking pan and rinsed its final coffee cup. We tried banging on it to get one more wash but eventually accepted it was gone and it was time for us to move on. I confessed to Becky I am not so anti-technology that I want to once again do dishes by hand in the sink. So off to the Trafalgar Public Library, we went.

Michael Hicks: The 2023 Forecast

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In the past couple weeks I’ve presented my 2023 economic forecast to groups here in Indiana and Ohio. My short-term economic forecast through 2023 and into 2024 is similar to that of the Federal Reserve. I’m predicting the U.S. dodges a recession in 2023 and faces instead what is often called a ‘soft landing.’

John Krull: Guns, every day, everywhere, all the time

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Isn’t it amazing when a plan comes together?

Niki Kelly: School choice cost can’t be ignored

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Lawmakers need to be honest and upfront about the long-term cost of expanding education scholarship accounts to all children between the age of 5 and 22 with no limitations based on family income, also known as universal school choice.

Dick Wolfsie: Please go away

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My wife is getting ready for our upcoming vacation. She has already packed and unpacked and packed again. She practices packing because she wants to be sure everything fits in her suitcase. I practice putting on my pants because I want to be sure there will be room for the waistband to expand after I indulge in the all-you-can-eat buffets on the cruise.