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Indiana governor sets special session on tax refund plan

Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his 2022 State of the State address on Tuesday to a joint...
Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his 2022 State of the State address on Tuesday to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:08 PM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A special session of the Indiana Legislature will begin July 6 to take up the governor’s proposal for sending out $225 payments to all taxpayers from the state’s growing budget surplus.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a proclamation Wednesday setting the date for the special session to start. Holcomb said two weeks ago he would call a special session as he announced his plan amid the worst national inflation in 40 years.

Republican legislative leaders have signaled support for Holcomb’s proposed tax refund and joined with him in rejecting calls from Democrats for suspending the state’s gasoline taxes, which will grow to 62 cents a gallon starting July 1.

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