(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.
"Property taxes will be the key focus this coming session," stated Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis). "I believe we will work in a bipartisan manner to craft a short and long-term solution to this problem. I will stay at the Statehouse as long as it takes to get property taxes under control."
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.