Thursday, March 13, 2008
Property Tax Deal Close?
I like what I'm hearing as far as lawmakers reaching an agreement on permanent property tax relief and reform. Gov. Mitch Daniels badly needs something real he can take to voters this fall in his re-election campaign. The ability of our new mayor Greg Ballard to financially govern the City of Indianapolis also has a lot riding on this agreement. And a few lawmakers facing a tough re-election campaign could be aided by property tax relief legislation. It will certainly leave a lot of important issues on the table to be dealt with in future legislative sessions, but at least it appears it will be something more than the band-aid approach taken in past sessions. There's only another day left. Let's hope lawmakers get it done and get it done right.