Saturday, December 13, 2008


Indiana Department of Local Government Finance Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave has resigned!

Musgrave told the Evansville Courier & Press that her resignation was effective Friday.

She was appointed agency commissioner in July 2007. She said she always intended to serve for 18 months and had privately told Gov. Mitch Daniels weeks ago of her intentions to resign.

The Department of Local Government Finance oversees property tax assessment across the state, and local government budgeting by counties, cities, towns and other taxing entities.

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

Both the Governor and the citizens had great expectations of Ms. Musgrave. We believe she lacked the organizational skills required of those expectations.

If the Governor wants to fully attain the reformer status he deserves, he'll look outside of government, into the private sector for a replacement.

We would be very comfortable with Lawyer John Price, a leader of last years tax revolt.

We definitely need a tax reformer.

The loud applause and roar you will hear when this information gets out, will be from local officials across the state.

Is this a victory for Waste, fraud and abuse in local government?

If only you property owners knew what was really going on in New Albany...