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PENCE SIGNS: Farm tax hike halted with new Indiana bill

February 28, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signs SEA 319, the first piece of legislation he has activated into law, which prevents a $57 million property tax increase on Hoosier farmers. Photo contributed

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed his first piece of legislation since taking office.

The bill prevents an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Hoosier farmers by delaying the use of new soil productivity factors in farmland assessment.

Legislators want the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) and the Purdue University College of Agriculture to complete a study on the process.

Indiana Representative Kathy Heuer was in Columbia City Saturday to convey the importance of this bill to local farmers.

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