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Posted on: May 9, 2019

When is a tax cut not really a tax cut? An issue currently contemplated by Congress might make Hoosiers’ tax burden a little “SALTier” come next April.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019

The Indiana Supreme Court recently granted transfer to review a case that will dictate when increased compensation is owed for the condemnation of residential or agricultural property. When taking property, Indiana government entities typically must pay the full value of property condemned for public use. In 2006, the General Assembly passed a statute that required governments to go further and pay additional compensation for condemnation of residential or agricultural property. 

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

In the wake of a record number of school shootings in 2018, school districts are looking to improve threat assessment measures and enhance school safety. The ability to share information is a critical tool to further these efforts but can be difficult to do in an environment where the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019

On February 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously in the case of Timbs v. Indiana that the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their ability to impose fines and seize property.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019

Most people pursuing public service loan forgiveness discover at some point that they don't qualify, for one technical reason or another. That may be because their loan type is ineligible or they're not in the right repayment plan.

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