New Direction Needed for
House Republicans Release Plan to
Create Jobs and Control Spending
“It is clear to just about everyone
House Republicans offered the following proposals to spur economic growth and to address the state’s fiscal challenges:
Create Jobs and Revive Indiana’s Economy
Policy Goal: To reverse the recent trend of corporate headquarters leaving the state.
Policy Goal: To provide all Hoosier employees a tool for job training so they can remain competitive in the 21st Century marketplace.
Policy Goal: Facilitate a smooth transition of economic development duties to the new Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
Goal: To remove illogical discrepancies
Goal: To provide a cohesive voice and an
organized structure, both of which are necessary to fully promote and maximize
the agricultural sector and its impact on the
Control Government Spending and Taxation
Policy Goal: To prevent a recurrence of the major budget deficit problems the State is now facing.
Policy Goal: Generate revenue to improve the state’s bottom line and provide economic development incentives.
Policy Goal: Help senior citizens with limited resources deal with the effects of large property tax increases (particularly due to the 2002 reassessment) without automatically shifting the tax burden to other property owners.
Policy Goal: End the current system of selective property tax abatements and ease the “shock” of tax increases that currently accompanies new investments in property. (i.e. home remodeling, plant expansion, etc.) Increase the long-term rate of growth in property investment and improvement statewide.
Job growth and controlling government spending have consistently been the House Republicans’ top priorities and they have made strides regardless of their minority status in the Indiana House of Representatives.
“Today’s announcement is perhaps
the boldest proposal to reshape our legislative priorities put forth in quite a
while,” said Rep. Espich, the House Republican fiscal leader. “Hoosiers throughout