Winnecke emerged from the meeting, telling the Evansville Courier & Press, “He reiterated to us that he would not sign any legislation that was not revenue neutral to communities. He reiterated that point several times during the meeting.”
Here’s a couple of closing thoughts. First, over the past 10 years, Indiana has dramatically altered its tax structure. Who are the winners and losers? I’m not sure anyone can tell you. We need a time out, and a comprehensive study of what’s been accomplished and whether the winners have won too much and the losers are just poor schmoes.
Secondly, Gov. Pence is on record saying he understands the dilemma, and that replacement revenue will be found.
We need to hold him to that promise.
Brian Howey, a Peru native, is the publisher of The Howey Political Report. He can be reached at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.