Governor Pence takes tax reform on the road

December 17th, 2013 at 11:55 am by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

Governor Mike Pence is using a campaign-style approach to sell his tax reform plan.

Pence delivered a speech Tuesday at a business incubator in Broad Ripple known as The Speakeasy.

The speech featured his call to cut the tax on business equipment known as the personal property tax.

The governor suggested that there are a number of ways to phase out the billion dollar tax and he promised not to shift the tax burden to local governments.

“I believe its essential that the Indiana General Assembly have a broad and robust debate about all the options that are available for accomplishing that goal,” said Pence, “in the manner and the time frame that they determine, working with our administration,  is in the best interest of all Hoosiers.”

Local government leaders fear a reduction in the personal property tax will force them to hike local option income taxes.

The governor will also deliver a speech in Anderson on Tuesday and one in Fort Wayne on Thursday.

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