[r47] Foley and House colleagues begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden (11/20/2007)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start Date: 11/20/2007 All Day
End Date: 11/20/2007

(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - State Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville) 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.

"I have listened to people who are discontent with Indiana's property tax situation," said Rep. Foley. "Even though Morgan County was not hit hard, other areas of my district were. This seems the most opportune time to act on property taxes in years."

The upcoming 2008 legislative session will begin January 8, 2008. Rep. Foley encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through email at h47@in.gov, 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.