DERMODY STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 23
STATEHOUSE-Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) today issued the following statement on the Senate's passage of Senate Bill 23 on third reading. The bill passed by a vote of 33-17.
Senate Bill 23 seeks to delay by one year the unemployment insurance tax increase passed by the General Assembly in 2009.
"I'm extremely pleased with the action taken by the Senate and sincerely hope we can do the same in the House," said Rep. Dermody. "During these extremely difficult economic times, the last thing this legislature needs to be doing is forcing higher taxes on businesses. The unemployment rate is the worst we've seen in years, and Hoosier employers need the opportunity to create and retain jobs-not be forced to make even deeper cuts.
"For this reason alone I did not support the massive tax increase when it came before the House last session, and I pledge to do everything in my power to continue to fight for the delay-if not the outright repeal-of this poorly crafted and terribly timed tax on Hoosier businesses."