(H/t Indiana Law Blog) Karen Francisco, writing for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, has a good column about some of the strife between local governments and the Department of Local Government Finance. The DLGF used to be viewed as a partner to local government. Now it has taken on a confrontational tone that is exacerbated by the seemingly constant flux of Indiana’s tax system as well as delays and contradictory information that seems to come out of the DLGF.
Not in the column, but worth mentioning is the Governor’s drumbeat of blame for local government when he was pushing his tax restructuring plan last year. That certainly couldn’t have helped relations between local government officials and the Daniels administration.