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Question

What state governmental agencies review these matters?

Answer

After the City Council passes the budget, it then goes before the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (IDLGF) for review. That department determines if the budget passed should be approved or reduced in order to conform with State controls. In the case of utilities, rate ordinances for the water department are reviewed by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Sewer rates are considered services and not a commodity and thus, those rates are not reviewed by a State agency.