Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Indiana's Government Modernization Act & Local Government Consolidation Experiences: Process and Politics

Indiana's Government Modernization Act & Local Government Consolidation Experiences: Process and Politics

This policy brief reviews the literature on local government consolidation, provides an overview of Indiana local government structure and the 2006 Government Modernization Act, and discusses seven consolidation attempts that have occurred between 2008 and 2012 under the GMA. A key feature of this analysis is a heightened focus on consolidation planning.

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Tags: law and public policy, indiana, consolidation and efficiency, government, taxes

Authors: Charles D. Taylor, Dagney Faulk, Pamela Schaal