Daniels Announces 2009 Initiatives for Reforming Local Government

December 19, 2008

Governor Mitch Daniels today outlined his proposals for local government reform to be considered by the Indiana General Assembly in 2009. Members of the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, including Indiana Supreme Court Justice Randall Shepard, co-chair, of the commission, joined the governor for the announcement.

The governor recommended that a majority of the 27 recommendations from the Commission report move forward. Among the most significant, Daniels said there should be one county executive, a stronger legislative body for county government, elimination of townships, and reorganization of school district central office operations.

The Commission was staffed by faculty and analysts from the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment.

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