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Built-in Resistance to Township Reform; Good Bill Reigns in Municipalities 

By Bill Waltz, vice president of taxation and public finance, and Greg Ellis, vice president of energy and environmental policy * PDF version available for printing * Late last year a series of articles ran in newspapers across the state drawing renewed attention to the antiquated status of township government. But like volumes of prior evidence, the “need for [...]

2019-05-15T11:28:42-04:00May 15th, 2019|

A Fix to Local Government Overreach Amended, Passed From Committee

Senate Bill 535 – Extraterritorial Powers of Cities and Towns Authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) Repeals the general authority of a municipality to exercise the following powers outside of its corporate boundaries: (1) Regulating conduct or property use endangering public health, safety and welfare. (2) Capturing and destroying animals and maintaining and operating animal shelters. (3) Operating recreational [...]

2019-02-08T12:08:32-04:00February 8th, 2019|