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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|

Top Story: Possible Fix to Local Government Overreach

Senate Bill 535 – Extraterritorial Powers of Cities and Towns Authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) This bill would repeal the general authority of a municipality to exercise various powers outside of its corporate boundaries. Also eliminates the ability of a municipal advisory plan commission to exercise planning and zoning jurisdiction, including approval or denial of applications for improvement [...]

2019-02-01T13:13:31-04:00February 1st, 2019|