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  Clerical error eliminates Indiana's largest state agency
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Jul 11, 2011 08:03pm
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AuthorJohn Gramlich
News DateTuesday, July 12, 2011 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIndiana accomplished a stunning feat of government streamlining on June 30, when a new law took effect and abolished the state's largest agency: the Family and Social Services Administration, which helps more than a million Hoosiers access Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits.

The agency's dismantling came as a surprise to more than just welfare recipients, however. Even legislative leaders and Governor Mitch Daniels were caught off guard.

As it turns out, a clerical error during the drafting of legislation related to the Family and Social Services Administration resulted in the agency being eliminated, The Associated Press reports. Recognizing the error several days after the new law went into effect, Daniels signed an executive order on Thursday (July 7) to correct the oversight, the AP notes.
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