2022 Legislative Priorities

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Local Government & Fiscal Policy

Local Government Finance:

  • Home Rule: Allow local government greater flexibility over their own structural and fiscal matters to address the needs of their individual communities
  • Township Finances: Require township funds that exceed 150% of operating expenses to be spent on infrastructure projects within the township or credited to the taxpayer

Government Modernization:

  • Election Reforms: Update the State of Indiana’s election system to improve efficiency, enhance representation, and increase voter turnout and civic engagement
  • Voting Reform: Ensure that in-person voting centers remain safe and sanitary for early and Election Day voting. Authorize a no-fault absentee or vote-by-mail system for all registered voters
  • UniGov: Seek greater efficiencies in municipal service delivery and finance in Marion County by building on the principles of unified government, including county-wide consolidation of fire departments
  • Statewide: Continue efforts to streamline overlapping government functions through statewide implementation of recommendations made by the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform to increase accountability, transparency and effectiveness of local governments
  • Government Innovation: Continue support of the state’s Management & Performance Hub to foster a more transparent, innovative state government, and encourage local governments to create Offices of Innovation to drive policies that similarly inspire open data, transparency, and efficiencies that can result in greater economic activity and workforce development
  • Healthcare Data: Support strategies to improve availability, quality, and verifiability of data on the price, quality, and utilization of healthcare services that can be easily accessed and understood by patients, healthcare providers and employers
  • Education Data: To support evidence-based strategies to close achievement gaps and improve educational outcomes for all Hoosier students, advance efforts (already underway at the Indiana Department of Education) to enhance availability and transparency of educational data

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