Property Tax Caps panel discussion

Last Thursday, a Property Tax Cap panel discussion was held at the Allen County Public Library.

There were approximately 25 in attendance, not including media or speakers.  The speakers included:

  • Indiana State Representative Jeff Espich
  • Indiana State Senator David Long
  • Indiana State Representative Randy Borror
  • Indiana State Representative Phyllis Pond
  • Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse

The moderator was Ryan Elijah from Indiana News Center and Allen County Councilwoman Paula Hughes fielded questions.  Each legislator gave a brief presentation of their stance and history on the property tax caps and why they felt they should be written into the State Constitution.

I will be presenting video of each Legislator’s presentation throughout this week.  In the meantime, I want to present Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk’s comments and questions from the question and answer section.


I also spoke with Roy after the session about his opposition.

You may download Roy’s handout here and another handout of the language of the proposed tax cap resolution to be passed by the General Assembly to place a referendum vote on the ballot to permanently write the tax caps into the  State Constitution.

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