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Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax reform plan, and he showed Hoosiers how it would help them. A small business owner who wants lower corporation taxes so he can hire more people. “When he cuts taxes on corporations, my business will be better out because […]

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Pence open to replacing revenue local governments could lose under Senate bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he’s open to proposals to “fully replace” the revenue that local governments would lose under a Senate plan to cut the personal property tax for thousands of businesses across Indiana. Pence also said in a statement that he wants to avoid shifting tax burdens […]

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Ways & Means debates Senate version of personal property tax cut

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Opponents of a plan to cut the property tax on business equipment told lawmakers Monday they should study the issue over the summer before moving forward with the measure. “We really are in favor of is sitting down and taking the time and doing a comprehensive study and doing […]

Analysis: Local government skepticism about tax plan to be expected

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Analysis: Local government skepticism about tax plan to be expected

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence pitched his plan to phase out the property tax on business equipment in a long letter to local officials packed with data intended to make the case for his controversial proposal. But it will be a tough case to make to the people trying to […]

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Analysis: Pence, Rockport, marriage & more – 2013 in review

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Republican Mike Pence became governor last January, sending Mitch Daniels officially up to Purdue University, I thought that might be the high point of the political year. After all, Pence’s campaign had not promised a controversial agenda for the legislature and there were no elections on the calendar. […]

Commentary: A billion reasons to brag

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Commentary: A billion reasons to brag

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org The next time my good friend Eric Holcomb gets together with his fellow state GOP chairmen, he’s going to have a lot of explaining to do – particularly about how Indiana managed to cut taxes by a billion dollars while increasing funding for roads and education while paying off debt and […]

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Pence says new projections mean lawmakers should pass tax cut

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence made yet another pitch for his income tax cut Tuesday, saying new revenue projections show the state can afford it, even with increases in spending on roads and schools. But legislative fiscal leaders are skeptical and said the new money won’t be enough to give Pence […]

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Senate budget includes a sliver of Gov. Pence tax cut

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Majority Senate Republicans unveiled a $29.5 billion two-year budget plan Thursday that boosts funding for schools and roads and includes a small individual income tax cut that could save the median Hoosier household about $46 a year. The cut is far less than the 10 percent income tax reduction […]

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Commentary: Hoosiers’ stand on tax cuts shows state not as red as it seems

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is having a heck of a time getting Hoosiers to take their money back. The first-term Republican governor made a pledge to cut personal income taxes by 10 percent the centerpiece of his campaign. Even then, it really didn’t catch fire. Indiana House Speaker Brian […]

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Bosma defends House budget, decisions against accusations by outside group

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A conservative group’s campaign to promote Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed income tax cut is “erroneous” and could hurt the governor’s chances of getting what he wants, a top Republican lawmaker said Thursday. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, criticized a two-week-old television and radio advertising campaign launched by Americans for […]

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