INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lawmakers appeared close to a compromise on
a bill that could replace county commissioners with a single county
The bill would become law only if voters approved it in a
Under the proposed compromise, commissioners could vote to
conduct a county referendum deciding whether the board of
commissioners should be replaced with a single executive. If
commissioners do not want to reorganize, voters could prompt the
referendum themselves by collecting signatures.
If voters approve the reorganization in a referendum, the change
would occur four years later. The issue could be up for referendums
as early as November, and a county could change as early as 2012.
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