You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • Book: Daniels in ethical missteps?
    INDIANAPOLIS – A newly-released book about former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ almost-run for president is full of juicy political tidbits but also has raised ethical concerns.
  • New book about Mitch Daniels raises questions
    A newly released book about former Gov. Mitch Daniels' almost-run for president is full of juicy political tidbits but also has raised ethical concerns.
  • Ex-Ball State trustee donates Civil War collection
    Ball State University says a new exhibit opening at the main library of the Muncie camps will feature a vast assortment of Civil War artifacts donated by a former trustee with deep family ties to the university.
Advertisement

Indiana blames polar vortex for drop in tax collections

INDIANAPOLIS – Severe winter weather is being blamed for a sharp drop in tax collections by the state.

The State Budget Agency reported Friday that tax collections came in $54 million less than expected in February. Sales tax collections fell $19 million below expectations, largely because of the polar vortex that hit the state.

The drop comes as Republican Gov. Mike Pence is seeking approval for new spending in a handful of areas, including early childhood education. Senate Republicans have expressed apprehension about approving new spending this session, in part because of the state’s budget constraints.

The tax numbers for February follow a few months after Pence was forced to cut agency budgets and put the state plane up for sale because of a roughly $300 million budget downturn.

Advertisement