Gutwein and House colleagues begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:00 am

(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - State Rep. Eric A. Gutwein (R- Rensselaer) and the legislators of the 115thIndiana General Assembly used Organization Day as the start of their efforts to ease Hoosier taxpayers' property tax burden with permanent and comprehensive reform.

Organization Day is usually a largely ceremonial affair, with members being sworn in and little business taking place, but today's session had more substance than usual, with the introduction of legislation dealing with the property tax crisis.

"We are way past due for short-term and long-term relief," said Rep. Gutwein. "Our current property tax system is beyond screwed up. Beginning today, we must come up with meaningful answers to our property dilemma that provides both short-term and long-term relief."

The upcoming 2008 legislative session will begin January 8, 2008. Rep. Gutwein encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through email at, or by calling the Statehouse toll-free at 1-800-382-9841.  It is also possible to write him at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.