Monday, December 05, 2005

Libertarian Party of Indiana Rewards Town of Fishers for Saying "No" to Tax Increase

The Libertarian Party of Indiana County Chairs have decided to hold their County Chairs Convention in the Town of Fishers. Here's part of the Libertarian Party of Indiana press release on this:

"On the heels of the heated Central Indiana discussions over the financing and building of a new stadium for the Indianapolis Colts and expanded convention center, one community in Hamilton County said "Enough is enough." As a result, the Libertarian Party of Indiana will hold its annual County Chairs' Convention there.

With constant pressure from the Libertarian Party of Hamilton County, Town of Fishers board members understood the shaky ground they were on and did the right thing by voting down an optional 1% sales tax that could have been placed on restaurants, taverns and hotels.

At the time, Hamilton County had passed the tax increase. Neighboring town, Carmel, accepted the gift given them by the state legislature and passed the additional 1%. Few believed Fishers would reject it. With pressure from Hamilton County libertarians Mike Kole and Chair Rob Place, word spread quickly and the all-Republican council backed off the vote.

That move paved the way for the Libertarian Party to reward their good decision by identifying a location within the Town of Fishers to hold the annual conference of county chairmen. Convention organizer and Bartholomew County Chairman, Kenn Gividen, selected the new Hampton Inn off I-69 to host the early March event. He expects upwards of 100 attendees at the single-day event."

The convention will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2006.

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