Today may be a double post day. There are some developments taking place this afternoon that I’m going to try to blog about later, but we’ve got a couple items this morning that need attention.
Franklin and Perry Township Schools are announcing major budget cuts in the wake of property tax caps and declining state revenues. While school officials have done nothing but paint pictures of gloom and doom you have t wonder how much work did they really do to save the taxpayers money, like outsourcing the janitorial and human resources divisions. I wonder how much resource sharing they do on purchasing, teacher training, etc. I honestly think this is another attempt to scare parents and taxpayers. Someone should call their bluff or call them out.
Cover Your Assets
And Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller tells me he expects to defend a number county prosecutors being sued over their use of asset forfeiture dollars. An Indianapolis attorney has sued the prosecutors saying money collected from asset forfeiture is supposed to go to the Common School Fund. Zoeller says the law isn’t entirely clear because Prosecutors are entitled to recover the costs of investigations and however there is a difference between criminal and civil forfeitures as well as whether the costs should be recovered for specific cases or to fund entire investigative units.
IMPD has released a survey of officers that shows morale is low and they have little faith in command management. While I can appreciate the position the officers feel they are in these days, I really do think the focus should be on improving the department’s image with the general public and continuing efforts to weed out the officers that have made life miserable for the vast majority who do their jobs.
Talk to you later.