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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ballard Says Report Establishes "Buck Stops Here" Government

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PRESS RELEASE FROM MAYOR-ELECT BALLARD:
Ballard Applauds Governor Daniels, Kernan-Shepard Commission
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Indianapolis-Indianapolis Mayor-elect Greg Ballard today said, "The recommendations of the Kernan-Shepard Commission are good news for taxpayers. The Commission's reforms establish a "buck stops here" framework for local government. I applaud Governor Daniels for establishing this group and encouraging them to be bold and innovative."
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Ballard continued, "The report includes two important principles that I fully support. First, it calls for changes to make government more accountable, transparent and less costly by reducing its size, including the number of local elected officials. It also contains a recommendation I heard over and over again on the campaign trail and that is the power to tax should be limited to elected officials."
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"These recommendations still allow us to carry on the important work of local government, but advocates the streamlining of local government, eliminates the outdated layers and gives us a real chance to reduce taxpayer costs. Even more important, these recommendations give taxpayers a greater voice because local government will be more accountable and easier for the average citizen to navigate. The work of Governor Daniels and the Kernan-Shepard Commission represents a bi-partisan step in the right direction."

1 comment:

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Someone must be expecting a gyroscope for Christmas...

The box is still wrapped but, I can hear something spinning.