Thursday, August 23, 2007


From the Tribune this morning:

LAKEVILLE — Gov. Mitch Daniels stopped short of saying he would seek to eliminate property taxes in Indiana here Tuesday, but suggested the issue is one that requires examination. "We ought to look and see," Daniels said in response to a question. "We certainly need to head in that direction and go as far as we can."

State Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Lakeville, has been an advocate of eliminating property taxes altogether.

On Tuesday, she suggested that property taxes could be replaced by a combination of increased sales and income taxes and a reduction in spending.

Right now, she said, several different tax plans have been suggested, but none are on the table for discussion. "If ever we have a shot at long-term property tax reform, it will be while he's governor," Walorski said, indicating she meant Daniels... more

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I just returned from a Legislative Conference and learned that several states are looking at the repeal of property taxes as an option for the changing dynamics of their individual tax structures.

Georgia is wiping out their entire tax structure including property tax, gas tax, etc. and replacing the entire system with 2 flat taxes, income & sales, same amount across the board.

Florida is losing their senior citizen population who retire & live there as residents and property taxes have soared out of control so they are looking at eliminating residential property taxes in their next session.

Our effort to at least get the elimination of property taxes on the table as a "possible solution" is gaining much momentum in the past week. The Indiana Farm Bureau has now tossed their hat into the ring and brings many more thousands of grassroots people wanting to see change.

I am more optimistic today, than I was last week, that we have a real chance to usher in long term property tax reform because of the crisis half of the State is experiencing in this latest tax fiasco. We have a window of opportunity to change our system of taxation. If we move quickly, we could actually get a new tax plan on the ballot in May '08 and allow Hoosiers to vote on a referendum...what a great day that would be!

Back from Boston Conference

I'm finally back from an awesome conference in Boston. I found out that Florida has now joined the list of States looking to eliminate property taxes! They will be voting on the elimination of residential property taxes. I'll post more details later.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Property Tax March

On July 22nd, I led a march of 200 people to eliminate property taxes in our State. If you agree we need to get rid of this unfair system of taxation, please click here and let me know.

Some pics from the march.