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Local Lawmakers Attempt To Reach Tax Freeze Deal…On Live Radio

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Regionally Speaking dedicated the hour to local lawmakers in the waning days of the General Assembly. Lawmakers were trying to reach a final deal on language to lift the property tax freeze put in place by state lawmakers in 2007.

Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, pressed Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, on whether he would accept the House version of the bill, rather than a compromised being floated in a conference committee, which would spell out how Lake County should spend an income tax. Slager said he would, setting up a potential deal.

“We might have this deal over the phone,” Rogers said.

Discussion also includes Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, and a discussion on casino legislation and the mechanics of that would allow Griffith to leave Calumet Township.

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