07 December 2022

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Here’s to holiday inflation cheer

Here’s to holiday inflation cheer


The holidays are here. Time for good cheer and happy thoughts, even if candy canes and sugar plums cost 7.8% more this year than last. That’s the...
28 September 2022

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Housing market is cooling off

Housing market is cooling off


The Federal Reserve is serious about battling inflation. They’ve raised their policy interest rate from near zero in February to an average of 2.33%...
06 July 2022

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Inflation likely to squeeze school budgets

Inflation likely to squeeze school budgets


The inflation rate in May was 8.6%, the highest since the bad old days of the Great Inflation 40 years ago. We’re all paying higher prices. So are o...
09 February 2022

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Farmland assessment to increase taxes for ’23

Farmland assessment to increase taxes for ’23


By Larry DeBoer, Purdue University Farmland property taxes have been falling. Total property taxes paid by agricultural property owners fell 2.3% per...
06 October 2021

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State’s economic future according to three forecasters

State’s economic future according to three forecasters


Where is our economy going? Let’s ask some folks whose job it is to forecast the future of the U.S. economy. How about looking at three forecasts: o...
07 July 2021

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Type of inflation problem determines reaction

Type of inflation problem determines reaction


We’ve got an inflation problem. What should we do about it? That depends on what kind of inflation problem we’ve got.
03 February 2021

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Recession may be light hit for LIT

Recession may be light hit for LIT


The December state revenue forecast for Indiana projected that individual income tax revenue would be about $6 billion this year.
15 January 2020

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BEA looks at Gross Domestic Product for all counties

BEA looks at Gross Domestic Product for all counties


We just received the most wonderful gift from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. For the first time ever, the BEA has calculated Gross Domestic Product for counties.