(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and the legislators of the 115th Indiana 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.
Rep. Borders offered the following statement:
"The atmosphere today was serious but optimistic. We got down to business quickly, and I'm confident that we will make the changes necessary to create substantial property tax reforms for Hoosier homeowners. We've done our homework, and there are several plans on the table to consider and work through in the coming months. I've heard the concerns of the property owners back home, and it's crystal clear that property taxes must be reduced."
The upcoming 2008 legislative session will begin January 8, 2008.
Rep. Borders encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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