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Analysis: Mid-range earners in Indiana rank 8th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Indiana ranked eighth in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Indiana ranks 8th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Indiana finished eighth in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Oncologist supports 'Tobacco 21' initiative

Indiana has a higher-than-national-average number of smokers. Aside from the health issues that presents for individuals, tobacco users cost the state an estimated $3.17 billion annually in lost productivity and the average family $1,000 annually in taxes to cover medical costs. Tobacco 21 aims to address those issues.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 14th most reliant on federal aid

Indiana finished 14th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 18th best in corporate tax study

Indiana finished 18th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

E-cigarette tax more likely to pass than raise in legal vaping age, Indiana chamber law expert says

A 4-cent tax on e-cigarette fluid, which no-smoking advocates say makes those products less attractive to teenagers, has a better shot at becoming law in Indiana than does raising the legal vaping age, an Indiana chamber official said during a recent interview.

Expert claims that 'Tobacco 21' would be a boon for public health

"Tobacco 21," an initiative aimed at making products with nicotine less accessible for Indiana’s young people, would go a long way toward improving the state’s physical and fiscal health, says a public health expert.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 15th best in state income tax study

Indiana finished 15th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 12th best in sales tax study

Indiana finished 12th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 2nd best on property tax study

Indiana finished second in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Indiana House members rank 22nd most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Indiana ranked 22nd lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Proposed cigarette tax ignites controversy

Plans to implement a controversial cigarette tax in Indiana have critics arguing that the negatives outweigh any positive outcomes the tax may create.

Analysis: Indiana ranks 11th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Indiana finished 11th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

NIPSCO switch away from coal could come at a cost to consumers

Utility Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has initiated an aggressive strategy to be coal free within the next 10 years. While the utility will integrate solar and wind power throughout the state to provide for power for its customers, Indianans may feel the pinch of up to a 12 percent price increase.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Indiana ranked fifth least affected by government shutdown

Indiana ranked No. 47 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Indianapolis ranks 46th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Indianapolis ranks 46th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

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