La PORTE — La Porte County may soon join the city of La Porte and Michigan City in taking a stand against unscrupulous construction firms doing business in the community.

On Wednesday, the La Porte County Board of Commissioners held the first reading of an ordinance that would combat payroll fraud among contractors participating in major construction projects in the county. If passed, the ordinance would place new requirements on firms hired to perform $250,000 or more worth of construction, repair, maintenance, demolition or similar tasks on any county commercial structure or residential building with at least five dwelling units.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.