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Business Personal Property Tax Reform

January 22, 2014

The business personal property tax annually takes nearly $1 billion from Hoosier companies and the jobs they could create. Eliminating or reducing the tax would help Indiana continue to compete with its neighbors across the Midwest. In fact, save for Kentucky, Indiana is the only state in the Midwest which has not eliminated the tax. […]

Support Senate Bill 68

January 22, 2014 J,

Senate Bill 68 is one that could literally lead to saving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and assist local governments in strengthening their budgets. According to the 2013 report card for America‚Äôs Infrastructure commissioned by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Indiana alone will have nearly $5.9 billion in drinking water and $7.1 billion […]

No Empty Promises

December 10, 2013

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our […]

Oppose Mass Transit Taxes

December 01, 2013

Some are encouraging the General Assembly to permit a public referendum to decide the future of a proposed Central Indiana Mass Transit Initiative. The Indianapolis mass transit plan includes a county option income tax increase for Hamilton and Marion County residents. Moreover, the plan, which is estimated to cost at least $1.3 billion, relies heavily […]

Support School Choice

December 01, 2013

Indiana leads the nation in providing parents with the opportunity to send their children to the school that will best meet their needs, whether public or private. The Choice Scholarship Program was started back in 2011 and already has provided vouchers to over 9,000 Hoosier children. AFP-Indiana sees school choice as a free market issue […]