A business property tax cut is a top item on Pence’s agenda.
“However we go about it, we should not shy away from recognizing the burden of this tax on new investment and growth for businesses in those communities,” he said in a December speech to the business community.
The tax generates roughly $1 billion, according to a late December report from the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. It’s elimination could result in higher taxes for homeowners and workers, the report found.
The legislature will also put the finishing touches on a new criminal code, debating whether to expand Medicaid, debating multiple infrastructure polices, considering whether and how to fund a pre-kindergarten program and also weighing whether to accept Common Core for the state’s education standards, according to local reports.
2014 Indiana General Assembly preview — Indy Star
State lawmakers face packed agenda — NWI Politics
Four Issues To Watch In The 2014 Legislative Session — Indiana Public Media