CHICAGO — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made his first appearance before the state House Ways and Means Committee yesterday to tout the massive property tax reform proposal that was the topic of nearly his entire state of the state address this week.

The morning after delivering the annual address, Daniels met with House representatives, and later with local elected officials, to continue pushing his plan, which he urged lawmakers to pass by Feb. 26 — the 90th birthday of former Indiana Gov. Otis R. “Doc” Bowen. He warned lawmakers he would keep them in a special session past their regular session’s mid-March scheduled adjournment until they enact “fair, far-reaching, and final” property tax reform.

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