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Senate panel revives plan to cut township boards

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana Senate committee has revived a plan by majority Republicans to eliminate township boards and transfer their duties to the county level starting in 2013.

The Senate Local Government Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to amend and pass the bill. It now goes to the Senate floor.

Committee chair Sen. Connie Lawson of Danville says the bill reflects the position of Senate Republicans. If the Senate passes the amended bill, it will go to a House-Senate conference committee to try to resolve the two versions of the bill.

The House language stripped out of the bill Wednesday would allow voters in every township to vote in November on whether to get rid of their township trustees and township boards.




Posted 2/18/2010




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