By VINCE LUECKE
PERRY COUNTY – A bill under consideration before the Indiana General Assembly would increase the property-tax valuation of more than 25,000 acres of classified forest in Perry County.
If adopted and signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, Senate Bill 308 would increase the per-acre assessment on classified forest dramatically, from $1 to $13.29. However, landowners would still be paying far less in taxes than if their acreage was not enrolled in the statewide conservation program.