Distressed Unit Appeals Board
When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.
INDIANAPOLIS | No matter how destitute or debt-laden, no Hoosier local governmental body can file for bankruptcy like Detroit did earlier this month.
This is a story of bipartisanship, of partnerships, of Bayh partnerships. It is a tale of helping the needy. And Gary needs help. In many forms.
The Calumet Township trustee's office has taken some heat lately -- both locally and in the Indiana Legislature -- for perceived past and current wasteful spending practices and tax rates well beyond the state average for similar offices.
INDIANAPOLIS | It took six years of explaining, arguing and working around legislative roadblocks, but Griffith is now just a few pen strokes away from having a path to exit Calumet Township.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate has approved legislation, long sought by Griffith residents, limiting Calumet Township spending and giving Griffith a chance to leave the township if spending continues at current levels.
INDIANAPOLIS | If some day Griffith succeeds in separating from Calumet Township, no one can say state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, didn't try to stop it from happening.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith has won back the chance to leave Calumet Township, but only if the township fails to reduce spending on its own next year and a subsequent state takeover also fails.
INDIANAPOLIS | The possibility of Griffith leaving Calumet Township and joining another faded significantly Wednesday after a Senate committee substituted new limits on township poor relief spending for House-approved Griffith separation legislation.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state board that let Gary exceed Indiana's property tax caps for three years to help straighten out the city's finances has a new mission.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new fee for 911 service, assistance for financially distressed local governments, a plan for the state to opt out of federal health programs, a redefinition of public intoxication and an unusual form of fishing were among the 46 bills signed into law Monday by Republican Gov…
INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations in financial distress could ask a state board to appoint an emergency manager to fix their finances under legislation approved by the Indiana General Assembly Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments in financial distress could request expert help to get their budgets balanced under legislation approved 49-1 Wednesday by the Indiana Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Financially distressed local governments, including school corporations, could ask the state to appoint an emergency manager with broad powers to fix the unit's finances under legislation approved 45-5 on Monday by the Indiana Senate.
Indiana state Sen. Ed Charbonneau's legislation to allow local governments, including school districts, to seek emergency state assistance with making ends meet should be approved.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations were added Tuesday to legislation permitting financially distressed local governments to ask a state board that an emergency manager be appointed to fix the unit's finances.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Senate committee Tuesday will hear a revised plan from state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, giving local governments in financial distress the option to ask a state-appointed emergency manager to take over.
INDIANAPOLIS | One of this year's most controversial and complicated Statehouse proposals likely won't be on the agenda when state lawmakers return in January.
Much has been made of the educational background of Gary's Democratic mayoral nominee.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana will go forward in an era of constitutional tax caps without any tools to assist local governments facing financial difficulties.
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