I got a news release Monday from the Indiana State Democratic Party criticizing Republican Mayor-elect Greg Ballard for signing on to the Governor’s property tax reduction plan.
They say Ballard promised to pursue eliminating property taxes but changed his mind after getting elected into office. Now while this skews the facts a bit because Ballard has said repeatedly that he believes in eliminating property taxes, but understands that is probably not going to happen in the current climate, so reducing them as much as possible is his goal.
More interesting though is the fact this news release came from the state party and not the local Democratic party. They should be the ones going after the local Republicans. The state should only have to focus on more “global” issues. But I guess after their performance in the last election and losing the Mayor’s office, the City-County Council, a soon to be very public civil war over a 7th Congressional seat, an absentee Sheriff who is about to lose power and is holding on desperately to keep it by any means necessary, and dealing with a racially divisive fight over who should be the next Council minority leader, they probably have their hands full so I can forgive them on this one.