Republican legislators split on prospects of Indiana tax cut

Leader Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, right, speaks with reporters as House Speaker Todd Huston, R-Fishers, looks on following the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Legislative Preview Luncheon on Monday in Indianapolis. Huston called approving state tax cuts a “huge priority goal” for the 2022 legislative session, while Messmer said Senate Republicans planned to “proceed with extreme caution” when it comes to tax cuts.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fast-growing tax collections have some Republican lawmakers looking to push through tax cuts during the upcoming legislative session even as that move faces skepticism.

The debate is a significant turnaround from a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic recession had state officials worried about big drops in tax revenue. But an economy spurred by federal coronavirus relief spending has the Republican leader of the Indiana House saying tax cuts are a “huge priority goal.”

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