[r90] Murphy and House colleagues begin efforts (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. Mike Murphy (R - Indianapolis) 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.

"Last session we gave Hoosier homeowners a condescending pat on the head by sending them inadequate rebate checks to cover up the impending property tax crisis we all knew was coming.  However, property owners statewide have made it clear that this session they won't settle for anything less than substantial and permanent reforms to our property tax system," responded Rep. Murphy.  "I was encouraged today by the legislature's seriousness and resolve to get the ball rolling on the property tax issue.  Hopefully, we can maintain this momentum and get something done for homeowners throughout Indiana."

The upcoming 2008 legislative session will begin on January 8, 2008. 

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Rep. Murphy encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at h90@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.