LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Business tax revision not set in stone

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment recapping the recent legislative session.INDIANAPOLIS — What originally prompted county and city officials to join together in opposition was revised at the Statehouse after mayors, commissioners and other local government leaders pushed for answers to the governor’s proposed business tax reform.The Business Personal Property Tax was introduced into the legislative session as an attempt to eliminate what Gov. Mike Pence called “an unnecessary tax” on business equipment and machinery.However, local government and school corporations fought against the elimination without a clear plan to supplement the income stream.For Whitley County, more than $1 million dollars would have been cut from area towns’, Columbia City’s, Whitley County’s and county schools’ budgets.To read the rest of this story, see the March 19 of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.