More importantly, Hoosiers who already live here want that, too.
The property-tax caps imposed in 2008 — the centerpiece of Indiana’s decade of tax reform — forced the closing of three neighborhood branches of the Vigo County Public Library in 2009. Is Terre Haute a better place as a result? Some may note the state’s savings and say yes. Elderly folks and young families who saw those libraries as their nearby oases of lifelong learning might disagree.
Image is in the eye of the beholder.
Mark Bennett is a columnist for the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute. Contact him at email@example.com.