Tax Trouble in Indiana

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Emotions were running high this week in Indiana during the state legislature's public property tax hearing. Hundreds of people showed up to protest in what some say is the beginning of a tax revolt. Protestors were angry over what they see as the unacceptable rise in property tax bills this year. Many speakers called the current property tax system "broken" and advocated drastic cutbacks in school spending, or even a complete repeal of the property tax system. Just this week, Governor Mitch Daniels ordered that property tax levies in four counties remain at their 2006 levels until reassessments are conducted and the list of counties where reassessments will be ordered is expected to grow. Governor Daniels has hinted at a calling a special session to deal primarily with property taxes. Expect this raging debate to continue.

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