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VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote ‘yes’ to tax cut

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  ANDERSON, Ind. —With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month — but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “Sen. Donnelly, we need your […]

Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

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Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cut package demonstrates anything, it is that our long national fantasy that business people are animated by the same motivations as Santa Claus continues. Trump’s plan at this stage is about as detailed as a stick figure drawing, but it appears that it […]

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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the Indiana House Republican Caucus gets its way in the 2015 session, Hoosier teachers could soon receive extra money to spend on classroom supplies. The proposed tax credit – part of the House Republicans’ legislative agenda – doesn’t yet have a price tag. But a tax credit could […]

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Analysis: History has lessons for tax cut fever

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Indiana lawmakers voted this spring to reduce the corporate income tax rate, they were joining hundreds of other legislators across the nation considering tax cuts. But history shows these tax cut splurges can cause significant problems for states when their economies go south – leaving policy makers to […]

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Webcast episode 10: TheStatehouseFile weekly roundup

Anchors Jacob Rund and Katie Cavin host our final legislative recap of the 2014 session with all the details of the General Assembly’s final week. TheStatehouseFile’s Weekly Webcast Episode 10 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Reporters Antonio Cordero, Allie Nash and Deron Molen have stories in this episode. Special thanks to Director/Editor Emily Metheny.  

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Pence declares victory in legislative session

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence declared a legislative victory just 12 hours after the House and Senate adjourned for the year on Thursday night, saying he had won support for most of his agenda. The governor’s staff handed out a list of 20 of his bills the General Assembly passed. But […]

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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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Business tax debate headed to conference committee

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House and Senate fiscal leaders will take a debate over tax cuts for businesses into the last weeks of the legislative session. The chambers have passed differing versions of bills that would cut the corporate income tax and the property tax on business equipment. The legislation is headed to […]

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House, Senate approved tax plans as local officials howl

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House and Senate approved bills Thursday to reduce the business property tax just hours after local government officials from across the state joined to protest the legislation. Representatives from Indiana counties, police, fire chiefs, schools and local government officials said they are against the bills – which would […]

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Pence signs budget, tax-cut bill into law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier workers will get income tax breaks in 2015 and 2017 under a $30 billion, two-year budget bill that Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Thursday. The bill reduces individual income tax rates by a total of 5 percent in two steps. It will save a household with […]

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