Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Opinion

September 20, 2013

Hoosiers are actually trendsetters

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Many Hoosiers think that last year’s drought is an issue of the past, but farmers are still feeling the financial pinch. We addressed this issue to prevent additional burdens on our renowned agriculture community. Interim study committees have been examining agriculture property tax issues, as outlined in the bill. They will provide a recommendation the Legislature prior to the beginning of session.

With these new laws in place, families can rest easy knowing their businesses and farms that they worked so hard to develop will remain in the family and not be at risk of being sold. Eliminating the inheritance tax and adjusting farmland property tax rates will help many residing throughout Indiana and make our state a more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

State Rep. Cindy Ziemke serves as Vice Chairman of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction. Rep. Ziemke represents portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley and Decatur counties.

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