Indiana is ranked No. 1 in state government by U.S. News & World Report. To continue this momentum, a House Republican proposal would repeal or update unused, clumsy, and duplicative reports required of state government entities. In total, eight chapters, 99 sections and 31 reports in the Indiana Code could be repealed, and 35 standalone reports or reporting requirements would be combined into more accessible formats. This bill would help streamline administrative processes and improve public transparency.

Another bill would bring various local government processes into the digital age, ultimately reducing publishing, mailing and clerical costs. This legislation would ensure that journals, enrolled acts, session laws and Indiana Code would be distributed in either paper or electronic format. These measures would allow local government to achieve greater efficiency and save money for Hoosier taxpayers without impacting the level of service.

House Republicans are dedicated to transparency. We live broadcast each House session online and House committee meetings. The Indiana Transparency Portal, www.in.gov/itp, brings better visibility, openness and accountability to state government. The portal provides information on agency budgets, state contracts, agency performance measures and local government expenditures.

More details can be found on the Indiana General Assembly’s website here, along with a live feed of session and committee meetings.