Indiana House looks to restore business tax cut

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of Indiana House lawmakers is considering a series of amendments that would overhaul the Senate-approved plan for cutting the state’s property tax on business equipment.

The House proposals would also protect tax credits that Senate Republicans proposed cutting to pay for the business equipment plan. If approved, the changes would effectively alter the Senate Republican plan to reflect the earlier House-passed measure.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley has suggested the issue might need to reviewed after this year’s legislative session by a study committee before lawmakers take any action.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence originally sought the elimination of the equipment tax, but trimmed back his request in the face of strong opposition from among local government leaders, including many Republican mayors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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