Indiana Republican Foul play at work – because looked like SJR-7 the marriage discrimination bill that has failed to pass the Indiana House the last two years, might again fail, Representative Eric Turner, ranking Republican on the House Rules and Legislative Policy Committee, filed a amendment to House Joint Resolution No. 1 (HJR1) a proposed constitutional amendment concerning property taxes.
This is the Governor’s bill proposed property tax reform bill, a high-profile piece of legislation that ensures the people will sit up and take notice if it gets threatened, or if Democrats go against it. Of course the amendment has nothing to do with Property Taxes, but it’s attached because that’s expected to pass.
Don Sherfick of Indiana Equality seems to think that the bill with get a full reading by the House as a result, where Gary Welsh thinks that it will effectively kill the property tax bill, laying the blame for it at the door of House Democrats.
Indiana Equality has a handy lookup form to look up your representatives to give them a call to protest this issue.