[r90] Rep. Murphy: Washington Should Learn from Indiana (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All Day
End Date: 3/13/2010

Rep. Mike Murphy (R-Indianapolis) says he is thrilled with the end of this year's legislative session. The House adjourned 'Sine Die' (for the last time) today after finally coming to a bipartisan consensus on a number of proposals that were left on the negotiating table.

"For the last several weeks, we have negotiated in good faith and compromised on the details of several critical bills," said Rep. Murphy. "In the end, we provided some relief to businesses as well as schools without raising taxes."

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives also passed one bill allowing the Illiana Expressway to be built without legislative approval.

House Joint Resolution 1, one of the most important accomplishments of the session, was passed early on. It would graft property tax caps into the state constitution after being approved by voters on the November ballot.

The act of giving homeowners, farmers and business owners the chance to cap their own taxes was the most sweeping tax reform Indiana has seen in several decades. The vast majority of Hoosiers want the opportunity to vote on this critical issue.