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Summer Study Committees To Review 66 Topics


Summer study committee hearings will held on the Indianapolis Land Bank scandal. Legislators had passed a law requiring a study of the costs and benefits of land banks even before this week‘s bribery indictment of Indianapolis Land Bank head Reggie Walton and an employee.

House Speaker Brian Bosma says the investigation means new questions about the practice of transferring ownership of abandoned properties to get them back on the tax rolls.

He says a provision allowing nonprofit groups to take possession without having to bid is likely to face particular scrutiny.

Eighteen study committees will meet over the summer to review a total of 66 topics.

The list includes three newly formed committees focusing on the Common Core curriculum standards, central Indiana mass transit, and school safety.

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