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.

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Charles U Farley January 24, 2022 at 3:51 pm

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…

William Bradford January 24, 2022 at 7:09 pm

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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