Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Local Government Reform in Indiana

Local Government Reform in Indiana

(2009 AUBER Award of Excellence in Publications)

In response to calls for local government reform, the Kernan-Shepard Commission was instituted, and in December 2007, it issued a report (formally titled Streamlining Local Government). Its recommendations contain broad and far-reaching changes to the administration of local government in Indiana. This study attempts to address the potential impat of consolidation on the costs of local government.

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Tags: consolidation and efficiency, government, productivity

Authors: Dagney Faulk, Michael J. Hicks, Keshia Atwood