INDIANAPOLIS | Prospects are slim that any of the 13 recommendations to reform local government, detailed in the Kernan-Shepard Report, will become law during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.
In 2007, former Gov. Joe Kernan, a Democrat, and then-Chief Justice Randall Shepard, a Republican, spearheaded a six-month review of Indiana’s local government structure. The Times is updating readers on the status of each recommendation.
In 2007, former Gov. Joe Kernan, a Democrat, and then-Chief Justice Randall Shepard, a Republican, spearheaded a six-month review of Indiana’s local government structure. Their final report contained 27 specific recommendations to pare down the more than 3,000 units of local government and 1…
VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.
HEBRON | Santa couldn't deliver a new fire station for Hebron last Christmas, but, with a big boost from the Porter County commissioners, he might be able to squeeze one in his sack for next Christmas.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House wants to take another look at county government reforms recommended by the 2007 Kernan-Shepard Report on streamlining local government.
CROWN POINT | The 3rd District Lake County commissioner recount ended Thursday with North Township Board member Richard J. Novak conceding defeat to County Councilman Michael Repay 51 days after the spring Democratic primary ended.
VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners are seeking to fill a vacancy on the Redevelopment Commission in July.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Juvenile Detention Center is about to get a security makeover.
Porter County municipal officials, state legislators and commissioners met Tuesday night to begin discussions of how cover a $2.1 million annual shortfall for Enhanced 911 that is expected to hit by the middle of next year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels' final legislative session will be dominated by the right-to-work fight, but he laid out a legislative agenda Friday that could transform Indiana even more than the proposed labor policy change.
CROWN POINT | Divided Lake County government officials terminated an early retirement program Tuesday, unable to agree on terms of the proposed buyout.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council postponed action Monday on several budgets from the Board of County Commissioners and scheduled a joint meeting between the two bodies to discuss a strategic plan for funding several major items.
As Stephen says on "The Colbert Report": "That brings us to tonight's word."
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