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NE Indiana Mayors and Commissioners lobby legislative leaders
By: Tim Murray - Monday, February 17, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the Mayors and Commissioners Caucus of Northeast Indiana met with Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray and House Speaker-Elect Rep. Todd Huston Monday at the Statehouse advocating for the Caucus’ 2020 legislative agenda.

The caucus consists of eleven Northeast Indiana counties. Four points of emphasis are Home Rule and Local Control, Public Health and Safety Funding, Transportation and Bridge Funding, and Quality of Place.

Among the positions they advocate are to restore gasoline tax distribution to the method used prior to the gas tax increase of 2017. Also under transportation they want to increase thresholds and relax application restrictions on the Community Crossings program.

Under Quality of Place the caucus supports development of a sustainable financial mechanism for multi-use trails and to build off the success of the Regional Cities and Stellar Communities programs.

Under Public Safety funding the group wants a repeal of the mandate to hold level 6 felony offenders in local jails, and an equitable reimbursement rate for level 6 felons housed locally.



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