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What Would Happen If The State Steps In At Calumet Township

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, Governor Mike Pence signed a law that would allow Griffith to leave Calumet Township by 2016, if the township cannot drop its rate for poor relief to less than 12 times the state average. The township is now at 22 times the state average. If they cannot get their budget down on their own, the law then puts the Distressed Unit Appeals Board on the case. This is the same group that looked at Gary’s budget and now has authority over some of the budget issues facing schools. The Lakeshore’s Steve Walsh talked to Brian Bailey Chief of staff and Chief Legal Counsel Office of Management and Budget.


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