INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó Township boards would be eliminated in Indiana and their
duties would be transferred to the county level starting in 2013 if a
Statehouse proposal becomes law.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 29-19 Thursday for the bill, which
now moves to the Democrat-led House for consideration.
The bill is among several measures that would consolidate or revamp township
government. The Indiana House has passed a proposal that would let voters
decide in November whether to eliminate their township trustees and boards.
Critics say township government is antiquated and expensive, while
supporters say itís the form of government closest to the people.