INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels will take the unusual step of testifying before a legislative committee.
Daniels says he’ll talk about his property tax relief and restructuring plan before the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. He says committee chairman William Crawford invited him to speak.
Daniels says he didn’t make his decision lightly, because he wasn’t sure it’s the kind of precedent he wants to set. But he says he accepted because the property tax issue is so important.
It is unusual for governors to testify before legislative committees, but Daniels won’t be setting a precedent. Bob Orr did it when he was governor, as did Frank O’Bannon.