Friday, October 21, 2005

It Takes $850,000 to Figure Out that Indiana's Property Tax System is Broken?

The surprising part of this article isn't that the system is broken, anybody whose ever eaten a pork tenderloin (that's right non-Hoosiers, we have food you've never even heard of) knows that. What is surprising is that Mitch didn't jump all over this issue, maybe because the study was commissioned by Governor Kernan in 2003. Or maybe it's because fixing property taxes will end up requiring raising or creating another tax. Ultimately that's the sort of reform that requires leadership, and while Mitch is a "reformer" he's no leader. It's probably just as well, we can't afford to have Mitch handle this the same way he handled DST.

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