Top senators say property tax deal close

March 13, 2008 7:33:19 AM PDT
Two top lawmakers say negotiators on a property tax reform and restructuring package are close to reaching a deal. Senate President Pro Tem David Long says Senate Republicans plan to meet privately today and that final details need to be hashed out. Republican Senate Tax Chairman Luke Kenley also says lawmakers are close to an agreement but didn't give details.

Kenley and Democratic House Speaker Patrick Bauer of South Bend said yesterday that some progress toward a compromise was being made. The deadline for adjournment is midnight tomorrow.

Governor Daniels has warned lawmakers that he'll call them into special session if the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-ruled Senate don't pass a plan acceptable to him on time.