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Brought on by Prop Taxes, Local Government Shakeup Still Unfolding

Brought on by Prop Taxes, Local Government Shakeup Still Unfolding

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Part II: Many Counties Hiring Township Assessors Eliminated By State

Only 13 township assessing officials remain in Indiana – down from more than a thousand a year ago. That baker’s dozen has withstood direct downsizing by the General Assembly and voter referendums last November.

All assessing duties are now supposed to be handled by county officials, leaving these 13 township officials in the awkward position of being the exceptions to local government consolidation laws.

As WFIU’s Daniel Robison reports in the first part of a two-part series, the situation highlights the disconnect between state and local officials on the issue of streamlining government.

Daniel Robison

Daniel started as WFIU's Assistant News Director in July 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in history in 2007 and earned an M.A. in journalism two years later. Daniel hosts Ask the Mayor weekly and the occasional Noon Edition. He also hosts Morning Edition on Thursdays, sleepily. Daniel's beats include everything News Director Stan Jastrzebski wants him to cover. And it feels strange to type biography of myself in the third person like this. So that's that.

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