(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 15, 2008 - Rep. Espich (R-Uniondale) issued the following statements in reaction to the State of the State address:
"During this session, there is nothing more important than providing reasonable and effective solutions to Indiana's property tax crisis. Under the current cut and cap proposal homeowners will see an immediate reduction in their property tax bills by one-third. This is a good starting point and the general assembly will work hard to achieve immediate relief, permanent protection and lasting reform. This session it is the general assembly's responsibility to provide property tax relief for homeowners and curb spending, while maintaining local government's ability to provide essential services in a cost efficient manner. Tonight jump-started that effort; I look forward to meaningful thought and discussion in order to achieve our goals."