[r57] House Republicans 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 - 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.

"We will work in a bipartisan manner to create property tax relief that helps all Hoosiers," said Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).  "Our taxing system has gotten out of control and the Band-Aid fixes have proven not to work.  We need a complete overhaul of the structure of government and what entities receive property tax dollars."

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.