The following is a statement from Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar on House Enrolled Act 1379 — the unemployment insurance trust fund legislation just passed by the Indiana General Assembly. Brinegar explains:
“We’re happy to see that Indiana company owners and management representatives are appropriately contacting the Statehouse and urging Gov. Daniels not to sign on to one of the largest tax increases on business in the state’s history. One of our members, owner of a South Bend company (with six employees) celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, said he will personally come to Indianapolis and deliver the keys to his business to all those involved if this legislation becomes law.
“A ‘solution’ that raises business taxes more than $700 million over the next two years at a time when many companies and their employees are already struggling is no solution at all. Legislators are already coming back to work to pass a new state budget (in a special session). They should also be required to enact an unemployment insurance trust fund plan that balances revenue increases with expense reductions and does not threaten additional job losses as a result of these totally unreasonable tax increases.”
You can take action and let Gov. Daniels know how this will impact your company by sending a letter though the Indiana Prosperity Project grassroots web site, calling the governor’s office at (317) 232-4567 or visiting the Statehouse at 200 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis.