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Decatur County Courthouse
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Local budgets are being stretched farther than ever, and figuring out how the state budget affects local budgets is sometimes difficult. Purdue Extension offers resources to help.


On Local Government

Road Funding in Indiana

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

Professor Larry DeBoer, Purdue University, Agricultural Economics


There seem to be orange barrels on every road in Indiana, yet funds for road construction and repair are a problem.  Where does money for road construction and maintenance come from and how has it changed over time?  Has it kept up with the needs of Indiana residents? What are some policy options available for local governments, and for the state?  Join Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle to discuss road funding issues and options in Indiana.

This program will be delivered via video streaming.  You can find host sites here .  View at a local host site or participate live online via a personal computer.  The workshop is free.  Please register by Friday, October 2, 2015.


 Past Programs

 The 2015 State Budget


Capital Comments Podcasts
Dr. DeBoer's monthly column, Capital Comments, appears in several newspapers across the state. Audio podcast-versions of his columns are available here.

Local Government Finance Website
This website includes a vast amount of data and information related to local government finance.