(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Brian C. Bosma, 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.
"Providing substantial property tax relief is will be my main goal this session," stated Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield). "I am looking forward to the Ways and Means Committee hearings in December so I can learn more about the various property tax proposals. I am confident that homeowners' property tax bills will be drastically cut."
House Republicans are prepared for this challenge with an open-minded approach and a commitment to bipartisan support. We understand that Hoosier taxpayers are tired of time-consuming and expensive one-time fixes. They want the General Assembly to find a fair solution that is lasting, and our team is committed to doing just that.