An excerpt from an email by St Rep Phil Pflum (D-Milton)
"House Bill 1188 would have given the governor the power to drastically reduce citizen involvement in government by eliminating over 300 state boards and commissions that help oversee everything from education to health care to protecting children to helping older Hoosiers. The House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee has softened this proposal by ensuring there will be a legislative review before any advisory groups are eliminated."
The author of HB 1188? Cass County's own Rich McClain. Apparently McClain doesn't mind meeting his constituents, so long as he doesn't have to listen to them.