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Bill would scrap township government

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Indianapolis - A state lawmaker wants to abolish township government in Indiana.

A bill by Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney of Indianapolis would transfer all township functions to county government. The county executive would assume the powers and duties of the township trustee, and county commissioners and councils would take over the legislative and fiscal powers of township boards.

The transfer would begin January 1, 2013, if the bill becomes law.

DeLaney says the bill would save millions of dollars by streamlining government.

The full Legislature reconvenes Tuesday.

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