Sunday, September 21, 2008

Remember the idea of overhauling Indiana's government(s)?

Soemthing a bit old thanks to my goal of winding down my blogging here (sorry, my temper gets in my way) but worth taking a look at from The Muncie Star Press: Coalition formed to push local government overhaul:

"INDIANAPOLIS — Efforts to streamline local government, largely tabled this year as lawmakers grappled with the state’s property tax crisis, could gain momentum under a new coalition that has pledged to promote changes in a system described as cumbersome and redundant.

The group, which includes the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Association of Realtors and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, expects to spend $300,000 to $500,000 on its effort to get more of a state panel’s recommendations passed in the next legislative session."

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“What distinguishes this one is a group of organizations have decided it’s really time for a change,” said Schultz, a former state budget director. She said the proposals, among other things, will make it easier for businesses to locate in Indiana.

The group has a small staff led by Schultz, and its Web site is the same name as the organization. It also has a blog — www.stopgoverninglikethis.com — that is a collaborative effort of Democratic blogger Jennifer Wagner and Republican blogger Josh Gillespie. Schultz said the group plans an e-mail campaign to promote its efforts, and is reaching out to communities and local chambers of commerce to tout the proposals.

Anyone want to take a bet this resurrection comes directly from our screwy proeprty tax system?

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