Ind. business tax changes still worry some mayors

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Some local government officials remain worried about changes Indiana lawmakers are considering to the state’s property tax on business equipment.

That tax now brings in about $1 billion a year for local governments and schools. Legislators have scaled back Gov. Mike Pence’s proposal to eliminate the tax, with plans to exempt small businesses or give counties an option to waive the tax on new investments.

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says he’s still concerned because lawmakers haven’t talked much about replacing money lost from the tax reductions.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says city governments need the money to provide services and amenities in order to attract business investment. 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 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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