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Howard County Magistrate Plan Passes Indiana House

The Indiana House has passed a bill that would allow Howard County to appoint a magistrate to ease the stress in the local court system.

Local officials say a magistrate could reduce the Howard County jail’s population and speed up cases and enrollment in the county’s problem-solving courts.

Recent studies show that Howard County has the 10th-most heavily stressed court system in Indiana. A magistrate could ease that pressure

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