10 Ways to Protect Your Government Fiefdom

By Flynn McRoberts - 2013-10-29T13:55:37Z

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9. Tune Out Your Governors

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Former Governor Mitch Daniels argued for years that Indiana had too much costly and overlapping local government that took shape in the Civil War era. He even recruited his Democratic predecessor to help make the case as part of a blue-ribbon commission on streamlining government in 2007. Of the commission's 27 recommendations, only seven were adopted, and the major proposals either died in the legislature or were never seriously considered.

Series:Small Government, Big Dollars