Indy weighs adding new tax

If you live here in Johnson County but work in Indianapolis, the city wants you to pay an income tax that would help pay for its roads and police and other services.

It’s an idea the city wants state lawmakers to consider when they meet next year. But legislators representing Johnson County already oppose the idea.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s $1 billion budget for the city next year includes hiring 50 new police officers and 20 new firefighters and using $6 million in parking meter funds to help pay for infrastructure work.


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