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[GOV]GOVERNOR PENCE SIGNS LEGISLATION REFORMING MARION COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Start Date: 5/11/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/11/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Mike Pence today signed Senate Enrolled Act 621, concerning reforms to Marion County Government and issued the following statement:

“Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 621 came to my desk in the midst of no small amount of controversy. Given the competing views of this legislation, I have made a point to meet with supporters and opponents and have given careful consideration to their viewpoints. Hoosiers with differing views on this legislation have made thoughtful arguments, and I respect the opinions expressed by both sides.

“Unfortunately, what began as a serious effort to strengthen Indianapolis’ economic and fiscal condition got clouded by politics. In making my decision, I focused exclusively on the policy and what would be in the best interest of the people of Indiana.

“Despite my misgivings about certain aspects of SEA 621, I am signing this legislation because it serves the public interest by granting to the current Mayor of Indianapolis—and any future Mayor of either political party—the authority to manage the City’s finances in a manner that protects taxpayers and encourages economic development and job creation...
 
Read the Governor's statement in full here: http://www.in.gov/gov/files/GovernorPenceSignsLegislationReformingMarionCountyGovernment.pdf

 

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Name: Kara Brooks
Phone: 317-232-4567
Email: kbrooks@gov.in.gov
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