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States pursue tax cuts as recovery takes hold

By Elaine Povich Stateline.org Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton use crutches at his first public appearance at the state Capitol in St. Paul, since undergoing hip surgery. He was there to press for tax cuts, as many other governors are doing. Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped […]

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Pence announces tax conference; receives award

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Pence announces tax conference; receives award

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced that Indiana will host a conference this summer to help strengthen, make more competitive, and simplify the state’s tax laws. Pence said the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference on June 24 will examine both business and individual taxes. He also said the Tax Foundation […]

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Tax revenue stabilizes in March but still behind for fiscal year

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts beat projections in March but a key lawmaker said it’s not enough to clear concerns about the state’s finances. Revenue topped $1.02 billion last month – about 1.4 percent more than estimates released last December. That’s also 11.6 percent more than in March 2013. Senate Appropriations […]

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I-65 widening will be first project funded with new roads money

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Widening Interstate 65 south of Indianapolis and at Lafayette will be the first projects constructed using additional road funding the General Assembly approved last month. Gov. Mike Pence announced the projects Thursday in what he called the launch of the Major Moves 2020 highway construction program. Pence ordered the […]

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Pence signs road funding bill into law

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday in Valparaiso to infuse the Major Moves Construction Fund with up to $400 million dollars to be used for highway construction and expansion. House Enrolled Act 1002, authored by Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, allows Indiana to immediately transfer $200 million dollars from the […]

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Study will seek answers to transportation funding dilemma

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation will launch an expansive study seeking new ways to finance road construction and maintenance if a bill passed by the Indiana legislature is signed into law. House Bill 1104, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, authorizes INDOT to contract with a third party to […]

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Democratic candidate for auditor focuses on marriage tax policy

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic auditor candidate Mike Claytor stood in front of the Indiana Department of Revenue on Thursday to talk about one of his main campaign goals: Equal rights for same-sex married couples. Claytor, an accountant, focused on the tax policy set by the state Department of Revenue – and confirmed […]

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Video & story: Gov. Pence gets bill to cut business taxes

Indiana legislature passes bill to cut business taxes from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The General Assembly has sent the governor a package of business tax cuts that supporters say will create jobs by luring more companies to the state. Senate Bill 1 cuts the corporate income tax rate and lets […]

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House, Senate settle on tax cut plan with lots of county options

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Fiscal leaders from the Indiana House and Senate have a tentative deal to reduce corporate income tax rates even further and give counties the option of cutting property taxes on business equipment. The compromise bill is meant to lure corporations to the state by boosting what is already viewed […]

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February revenues significantly below targets as lawmakers ponder spending

By Erika Brock and Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With just days left in the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers learned Friday that the state has less money than expected after tax receipts fell well below expectations during February. That could mean trouble for key parts of Gov. Mike Pence’s agenda, including more funding for highway […]

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