INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of Indiana House lawmakers is considering a
series of amendments that would overhaul the Senate-approved plan for
cutting the state's property tax on business equipment.
proposals would also protect tax credits that Senate Republicans proposed
cutting to pay for the business equipment plan. If approved, the changes
would effectively alter the Senate Republican plan to reflect the earlier
Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley has suggested the issue might need to
reviewed after this year's legislative session by a study committee before
lawmakers take any action.
Mike Pence originally sought the elimination of the equipment tax, but
trimmed back his request in the face of strong opposition from among local
government leaders, including many Republican mayors.