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