Indianapolis – President Gray announced that he echoes Mayor Peterson’s request for the Indiana General Assembly to call a special session to find solutions to ease the burden of property tax increases for the State’s homeowners.
He suggested that the General Assembly should search for long-term solutions to the property tax issues in Indiana, but during this special session they should, at minimum, consider the following:
The General Assembly should rescind the requirement that local governments send refund checks in 2008.
The General Assembly should increase the homestead credit or property tax replacement credit by allocating any surplus gasoline tax revenue to one of those funds.
The General Assembly should require the Department of Local Government finance to issue a report regarding property tax issues for local governments.
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