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Unigov: The Indianapolis Response To Urban Sprawl, Maxwell Hackman Jan 2014

Unigov: The Indianapolis Response To Urban Sprawl, Maxwell Hackman

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Unigov is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in Indianapolis and Indiana history. In the often times hostile environment of Indiana politics it is nothing short of a miracle that the leaders in the Republican Party were able to get the Unigov bill approved and have it be as successful for the city as it has been. Unigov also created a modern day political machine for the Republican Party of Indianapolis. The new city of Indianapolis under the leadership of Republican Mayors Richard Lugar and William Hudnut has earned national name recognition on the convention circuit and for ...