Tax decisions top long to-do list

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State lawmakers are back in session, and a key issue will be taxes, including whether diners in Greenwood will need to pay more for their meals.

Local legislators also will consider ways to increase road funding, how farmland values are calculated for taxes and whether tax breaks or tax dollars given to businesses are effective at creating new jobs.

Those issues will be mixed in with other statewide issues lawmakers will discuss, including eliminating a tax businesses pay for equipment, increasing preschool education options, offering more ways to encourage Hoosiers to get job training and advanced education, and tightening regulations on how local boards manage tax dollars set aside in tax-increment financing, or TIF, districts.

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