Policy: What We Believe, and Why It Matters
Aim believes that Indiana advances when its cities and towns are empowered. And we believe that government services are best delivered when municipalities self-govern in a manner that meets the needs of their citizens.
The 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly was considered a short – which means it was not a budget-writing session. The surprise of the seemingly normal session came in the last few hours. As the statutory deadline loomed, several controversial bills clogged up the process and died. Due to the nature of some of those bills, the Governor called a special session and the legislature finished its work quickly – thus ending their official work for 2018. Check out Aim’s annual report on all municipally related enrolled acts of importance to city and town officials.
We’ve reimagined our role in helping shape the dynamic municipalities of the future – and in making government work better for the benefit of all Hoosiers. Aim will take a longer-term approach to our legislative efforts. This will enable us to get more collaborative and tackle major initiatives.
Our Three-tier Legislative Strategy
Quality of place initiatives
Cities and towns across Indiana are taking creative new approaches to community development. Inspired by these examples, Aim will work closely with legislators on quality of place initiatives that not only enhance local quality of life, but also help build environments that attract and retain the best companies and top talent.
Another tier of our legislative efforts will focus on the nuts and bolts of governance. By finding ways to make government work better, we’ll:
- Save taxpayer money
- Help municipalities become more efficient
- Make government more transparent
- Help municipalities focus more on critical areas
Long-term commitment to critical initiatives
We’re also going to put a great deal of effort into long-term issues such as how municipalities can deal with the tax caps that are now written into the Indiana Constitution.
Our Policy Experts
Chief Executive Officer
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Deputy Director; Chief Federal and State Policy Officer
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Government Affairs Director
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Assistant Government Affairs Director; Legislative Counsel
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