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THE GREAT TAX DIVIDE: Joint caucus drives lawmakers to revise bill

February 19, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Discussion on whether counties should have a say on the elimination of the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT) was debated at the Statehouse Tuesday.

Indiana Senators were swayed for approval of a House plan, letting counties opt out of taxing new business personal property.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Whitley County Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf are two area leaders who have worked together on a joint resolution opposing the tax ban.

A mayors and commissioners caucus has threaded together a common voice on the initiative — if the elimination is to take place, alternatives for revenue need to be established.

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