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Video: One-on-One with Sen. Luke Kenley on the auto tax refund bill

Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, is proposing changes to an automatic taxpayer refund program that lawmakers created just last year. Here what he told The Statehouse File about why he’s proposing the change and what it will mean for Hoosiers. 1-on-1: Sen. Kenley talks about his taxpayer refund bill from The Statehouse File on […]

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Senate committee postpones action on taxpayer refund bill

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate Appropriations Committee delayed action Thursday on legislation that would change the state’s automatic taxpayer refund law so that Hoosiers didn’t receive any cash back this year. Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the issue needs more debate before lawmakers decide how to move forward. Among […]

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Universities, lawmakers act to control college costs

By Ellie Price and Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana colleges are working to meet lawmakers’ calls to reduce the cost of tuition and shorten the time required to receive a degree. One school has reduced its fees for students, two are encouraging students to take summer classes and others are considering ways […]

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Lawmakers face decision: Tax cut or spending

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier taxpayers would receive a refund of roughly $55 each if state tax and spending projections released Wednesday hold up through June 30, 2012. But Republican and Democratic legislative fiscal leaders immediately urged caution, saying the money that would be available for a new automatic refund program […]

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Kenley to Congress: Online retailers need to collect sales taxes

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A key Indiana official told a Congressional committee Wednesday that online retailers should be required to pay sales taxes on web-based purchases to help state budgets and reduce their advantages over so-called brick-and-mortar stores. Sen. Luke Kenley, a Noblesville Republican who chairs the state Senate Appropriations Committee, […]

Commentary: Dancing toward another donnybrook

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Commentary: Dancing toward another donnybrook

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Here we go again. At the same time members of the Congressional deficit supercommittee said they couldn’t find enough common ground even to begin talking about reducing the nation’s debt, Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly started lining up for another donnybrook over right-to-work legislation. If you […]