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AFP-Indiana Disappointed in Senate Vote, but Continues Fight for Hoosier Taxpayers

February 04, 2014

Indianapolis- Today, the Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill 176, the Indianapolis Mass Transit Bill. The Indiana Chapter of Americans for Prosperity has been a consistent voice against tax increases for any mass transit expansion. Though disappointed in the roll call, AFP Indiana vowed to continue to fight for Hoosier taxpayers against new mass transit taxes.

“The Indiana Senate just opened the door to the possibility of $125 million in new taxes for many central Indiana residents,” stated Chase Downham, Indiana State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Although this is a setback, we never expected this to be an easy fight. We will continue as we have always to stand up for Hoosier taxpayers and job creators as this issue moves to the Indiana House for further debate.” 

The Indiana Senate passed the bill by a vote of 28-20.

Now moving to the Indiana House, Senate Bill 176 has many provisions that concern taxpayers as well as the business community with the addition of a potential local corporate income tax. The legislation directly effects Delaware, Madison, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, and Marion counties.

Americans for Prosperity® (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 2 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 36 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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