$40 million of the education increase Pence is asking for would go to charter schools. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.
The Indiana legislature passed a number of key issues this year, many of them controversial.
Gov. Mike Pence has been pushing to reduce or eliminate the business personal property tax, which taxes business equipment.
With the a tax expert's help, StateImpact explains how Indiana's levy on business equipment works — and how its phase-out would impact local governments.
The Bartholomew County Assessor says his office has settled about half of the property tax appeals it received from the 2012 reassessments.
There have been an unprecedented number of appeals by Bartholomew County residents over property taxes.
The first bill the governor signed into law prevents a $57 million in farm property tax increase.
Indiana Farm Bureau has been lobbying for a formula that would compare soil productivity to a state average and leave management practices out of the equation.
While some property owners have seen their property value assessments rising, the statewide trends had remained relatively stable.
In 2012, a total of six school districts are asking for more property tax revenue to cover operating expenses, down from 20 in 2010.