property taxes

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Property tax uncertainty could drive away some companies looking to build solar farms in Indiana. That’s according to a presentation for the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force on Thursday.

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A report from Ball State University shows the Republican-backed law to cap Indiana property taxes forced most local governments to face tough financial choices.

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  Local governments across Indiana are taking in less revenue than they did before 2007.

That’s according to a new study from Indiana University’s O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The study says the decline in revenue is a direct result of property tax caps championed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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It’s the last day of school for Argos Community Schools and superintendent Michele Riise is busy — and running on only five hours of sleep.

“I don’t drink coffee, I drink Diet Coke,” Riise said, with a hearty laugh. “So I start with one every day in the morning. Right away.”

Today she set that caffeine to good use — she’s both superintendent and elementary school principal in Argos, a tiny district in the heart of rural Indiana.

Riise took on that dual role in September as a cost-saving measure.