Goshen city leaders afraid of losing police, fire funding if statewide tax cuts happen

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Elected officials in Goshen are afraid of losing money to support police and fire if state leaders succeed in cutting business taxes.

The Goshen Common Council passed a statement of opposition to a proposal in the legislature to cut business personal property taxes, if it’s done without a plan to replace the lost revenue.

The resolution is borrowed from Aim Indiana, a local government association that’s opposed to the loss of income.

The Elkhart Truth reports the loss could be around $1 billion statewide, with towns, cities and counties impacted the most. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman says, in Goshen’s case, it could mean $3 million less a year.

Read more about their concerns from the original story published by The Elkhart Truth.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Interestingly, the Goshen politicians were not worried about the taxpayers losing revenue if the taxes were kept high. Interesting how that works.

    The Council is 3-3, so I’m guessing there is at least one RINO sitting there…

  2. Notice it is the police and fire departments that are at risk! Never projects like “ice rinks” and Main Street makeovers! If I have a financial shortfall for whatever reason. I have to limit my recreational spending first. So I can afford to pay for essentials! Maybe it’s time local governments do the same!!!

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