There are early signs that the property-tax cuts that go into effect on this year's bills could be greater than -- or certainly at least as large as -- originally projected.
Most counties -- especially many local ones -- are still weeks and even months away from sending their bills.
But a few counties in Southern Indiana have mailed them and a few more have sent enough information to the state to get an idea about the impact of the legislature's decision to raise the sales tax to cut property taxes, a move Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law in March.
The columnist reports homeowner reductions in Ohio County of 57%, in Jefferson County it's 34% and in Dubois County it's 22%. State officials have enough data to report on 20 counties and in all cases the taxes are going down according to Weidenbener. This news could be helpful to Gov. Mitch Daniels' re-election campaign.