Governor Hoping 10% Income Tax Break Still Could Become Reality (with Video & Photos)

By Corinne Rose
By Eric Dutkiewicz

February 21, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Governor Mike Pence is holding out hope that his plan to lower Hoosiers' income taxes by 10% will survive this session of the General Assembly.

Speaking to the Decatur Rotary Club Thursday, Pence said "job creation is job one."

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Even though the Republican-controlled Indiana House of Representatives rejected Pence's call for lowering income taxes in this budget session, the governor says it's one of the ways to stimulate Indiana's economy and create jobs.

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I have every confidence, as the leaders of the General Assembly have told me, that income tax relief is still under active consideration. And as the budget process moves forward, toward the end of this session in April, I have, I am hopeful that that we'll be able to move tax relief for every Hoosier forward this year, because I believe it'll mean jobs in the city and on the farm," Pence said.

Pence said 92% of Indiana's small businesses file taxes as individuals, meaning they would get the tax break, and in turn, could hire more people.

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