Education State of the States

Indiana

By Michele McNeil — January 22, 2008 1 min read

Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) • Jan. 15

As part of a massive tax-overhaul package designed to lower property-tax bills for homeowners, Gov. Daniels proposed that Indiana’s public schools no longer be financed through property taxes. Currently, about 15 percent of K-12 operating expenses in the state are paid through property taxes. The proposal would shift the entire cost of running schools to the state.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 23, 2008 edition of Education Week