Study finds Indiana residents paying more in taxes
A national study says Indiana residents have been paying a growing percentage of their income on state and local taxes.
The study by the conservative Tax Foundation think tank found Indiana taxpayers shelled out 9.5 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes in 2011. That's up from 8.4 percent a decade earlier.
The study shows Indiana went from being the 43rd-highest-taxed state in 2001 to the 22nd-highest-taxed state in 2011.
House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath blames Republican Govs. Mike Pence and Mitch Daniels for pushing the tax burden away from corporations and onto residents, while conservatives applaud the governors for cutting business taxes.
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