State lawmakers reject proposal to fix Southlake Mall tax refund problem | State

The General Assembly will not immediately address a tax issue that could have a huge impact on public services provided by several tax districts in the region, particularly the City of Hobart and the Merrillville Community School Corp.

Despite pleas from state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, the Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-9 along party lines Friday to reject an attempt to insert the necessary fix into Senate Bill 3 .