Indiana’s Department of Local Government Finance says only two of Indiana’s 92 counties, Owen and Kosciusko, billed residents for their property taxes on time this year. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.
About three hundred property owners descended on the statehouse today to show their support for putting property tax caps in the state constitution. Tom Berich reports.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says lawmakers are getting close to a final agreement on property tax restructuring. Speaking to a crowd outside his office at the Statehouse Tuesday, Daniels said he believes compromise can be reached by the session’s end Friday.
The crowd was made up of dozens of taxpayers from Delaware County, which includes the city of Muncie, and lobbyists for the Indiana Association of Realtors. The group from Delaware County was calling on the legislature to pass permanent property tax caps and eventually, eliminate property taxes altogether. Lobbyists for the realtors’ association say their asking for the elimination of all township assessors, rather than the retention of those in townships with more than 15 thousand parcels.
Governor Mitch Daniels is calling on Democrats to support a property tax plan put forth by Republicans today that he says is a good compromise containing many provisions to help low income taxpayers. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.
Educators gathered at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday, lobbying their legislators to protect public school funding as they work on a property tax restructuring plan. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.
House and Senate legislators today resumed conference committee negotiations trying to reach a final property tax restructuring plan. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports, lawmakers have just two weeks left to come up with a plan before the session ends March 14th.
This week the House Ways and Means Committee made major changes to a plan for constitutional property taxes. Also Governor Mitch Daniels signed a major water use agreement and lawmakers in the House sparred over an illegal immigration bill. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.