The Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee plans to vote Tuesday on bills to cap property taxes and delay unemployment
insurance tax increases.
A state Senate committee got a jump-start Tuesday on discussing bills on unemployment taxes and property tax caps and plans
to vote on them next week, about a month before the full Legislature convenes.
The state should delay unemployment tax increases on businesses from 2010 to 2011 to help companies retain workers and possibly
wait long enough for a federal bailout, Republicans who control the Indiana Senate said Tuesday.
The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level since early
January, as layoffs eased a bit amid a fledgling economic recovery.
Thanks to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s increased collection efforts, the state has recouped millions
of dollars in unpaid unemployment insurance taxes since January 2006. But one in eight Hoosier businesses remains delinquent.