Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke says rising property taxes are on the minds of many Hoosiers as the November election approaches. Burke says nothing short of an amendment to the state constitution will provide a lasting solution to the problem. He also says the best local model is one in which cities get their funding from a number of sources, thereby easing the dependence on property taxes.
Burke says less than fifty percent of the Terre Haute city budget comes from property taxes. The rest comes from federal and state funding, grants, and other outside sources. Hey says a better organized revenue system would make Indiana more economically competitive.