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New Food and Beverage Tax to Take Effect

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A new countywide food and beverage begins Thursday. The one percent tax is being applied to hot foods, and foods comprised of two or more ingredients that are sold as a single item. Though county officials passed the tax into law in December, some still have concerns about its effect on low-and-fixed income individuals. County Council member Marty Hawk says …

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Interchange – Storied States: James Scott’s Against the Grain

EXTENDED TAKE (Radio Cut below) Today’s show is Storied States and is something of “counter-companion” to last week’s program, Storied Into Being, with Anthology Editor and Literature professor Martin Puchner. That show followed the stories which accompanied writing technology on its roughly 5,000 year journey from the accountants of ancient Mesopotamia (which means between two rivers) to the entrepreneurship of …

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IU Graduate Students Protest GOP Tax Plan

Indiana University Graduate students protested and delivered a petition to President Michael McRobbie’s office yesterday afternoon. At the heart of their concern is a measure in the proposed U.S. House tax plan that would repeal a tax exemption for tuition reimbursement for graduate students. The tuition reimbursement compensates graduate students for work at the university. For many graduate students, tuition …

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Better Beware – Three New Scams

BETTER BEWARE Shady tax preparers, an avalanche of danger for Mac users, and a huge new internet security leak for everyone to worry about. Lots of new news this time!

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Interchange – Desperately Seeking Solutions: Fixing Economic Inequality

With President-elect Trump soon to take office, America is faced with a grim irony: many voters with economic grievances about a “rigged system” helped Trump win office, and yet given his major appointments so far, it seems unlikely that our next president will do anything to fundamentally address those problems — and it seems likely he’ll make them worse. Assuming …

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MCCSC Working to Inform Voters of Property Tax Referendum Benefits

Supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation are stepping up their efforts to lobby the community to support a property tax referendum on the November ballot. The tax is expected to provide $7MM annually to local public schools. Lynn Coyne is one of the tri-chairs of the Yes for MCCSC Committee, which kicked off its campaign earlier this month. …

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Daily Local News – May 24, 2016

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council threw its support behind a point two-five percent tax increase to fund county wide public safety initiatives; The death of Monroe County Public Servant Kevin Enright created a vacancy in the Monroe County surveyor position, so the precinct committee must vote to fill it on the general election ballot; A branding initiative called “Indiana …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Tax Time!

Filing your income taxes doesn’t have to be painful. You can save money this tax season by avoiding costly mistakes—and taking advantage of the free community tax resources available in Monroe County.

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Daily Local News – March 31, 2015

More than 800 people have RSVP’d to attend a rally this afternoon in Karst Farm Park protesting Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act; The organization Healthy Monroe County is sponsoring an event to inform Hoosiers on the current effect of PCBs in our community; A group formed to support entrepreneurs in Bloomington is releasing a web portal it calls ‘the Switchboard.’; …

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United Way of Monroe County Launch Free Community Tax Service

United Way of Monroe County and the Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana and partners have launched the Free Community Tax Service for this year in Monroe and Owen counties. Community Initiative Director, Ashley Hall says the program started four years ago. “A lot of our sites in the community had been offering volunteer tax assistance many years before …

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