UPDATE: This program is now available for viewing online here.
The following are materials to support the On Local Government program with Larry DeBoerscheduled for 2-4:30 pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. Included below is the PowerPoint presentation Larry will use during his talk, a handout, discussion questions, and an evaluation form.
Along with the multiple viewing stations across the state, the program can also be viewed online via live video streaming. To access the online version, click hereat 2 pm EST. Enter as a "Guest." There is a Chat feature on the streaming video site that will allow you to ask questions. Larry will get to as many questions as possible. The program will also be archived for online viewing later. That URL will be provided when it is available. Below are the supporting documents. In the past we've provided a copy of all the PowerPoint slides but the handout contains all the same information as the slides.
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Update: An archived recording of this program may be viewed here.
The next ECD On Local Government program is scheduled for September 3, 2009 Extension Educators can download a customizable flyer here. If you plan on hosting this event, please let Jenna Wargo know
Instructor: Professor Larry DeBoer, Purdue University, Agricultural Economics
When: Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:30 EDST
Where: This program will be delivered via video streaming and can be viewed from multiple locations across the state. The location closest to you is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. It can also be viewed live online via a desktop computer at https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/locgovfin/.
Who Should Attend: All individuals involved in county and local government budgeting (county councils and commissioners, mayors and city councils, town boards, school boards, library boards, townships, etc.)
Cost and Registration: The workshop is free.
Why: The recession may be ending, but challenges for Indiana state and local governments are likely to intensify. The recession will continue to hold down revenue growth for the state, and for counties, cities, school corporations and other local governments in Indiana. The property tax caps tighten again in 2010. Difficult budget decisions lie ahead. Meanwhile, this year, some taxpayers have seen further property tax cuts—but some have seen substantial increases.
Professor Larry DeBoer will try to answer these questions and talk about the new state budget, and consider the implications of the budget and the economy for the next biennium (2011-13). He will present information about the effect of the recession on local governments. Tax bills have now been issued in most counties, and DeBoer will explain why some taxpayers saw big tax bill increases in 2009. The new tax caps tighten again in 2010, with immediate and long term effects on taxpayers and local budgets. DeBoer will look at the implications of the tighter tax caps.
The following are some supporting information for the upcoming session:
The following are materials to support the On Local Government program with Larry DeBoer scheduled for 2-4:30 pm (EDT) on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Included below is the PowerPoint presentation Larry will use during his talk, a handout, discussion questions, and an evaluation form.
Along with the multiple viewing stations across the state, the program can also be viewed online via live video streaming. To access the online version, click here at 2 pm EDT. If you are viewing online and have questions during the program, please email them to me. Larry will get to as many questions as possible. The program will also be archived for online viewing later. That URL will be provided when it is available. Here are the supporting documents:
We're glad to make available this inaugural On Local Government podcast featuring Economist Larry DeBoer (Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics). In this month's podcast Larry explains the Indiana circuit breaker. You can download this and load it to an iPod or listen online with QuickTime or Windows Media Player. The two formats are listed below: