Monday, February 18, 2013

Pence's Tax Cut Left Out of Republican Budget; Pelath Promotes a Vote on It

Gov. Pence reported that he was "very disappointed" that his proposed ten percent cut in state income tax was not included in the budget proposed by House Republicans. Given the high profile the Governor had given that his proposal, "very disappointed" may be putting it mildly. You can read more about the administration's reaction to the slight here.

Oddly, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says the Governor's tax cut proposal deserves a vote, that some of his fellow Democrats will vote for it, that it would benefit the state's middle class, and that he can force a vote on it through amendments. Some argue that Pelath is merely manuevering the Republicans into having to vote against a tax cut, a charge he denies. Read more about Pelath's interesting position here. And stay tuned!