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Bloomington Annexation Halted by Last-Minute Legislative Maneuver

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Special interests, including the Cook Group, played a significant role in a surprise reversal of the city of Bloomington’s annexation plans. That’s according to officials at City Hall and the Statehouse today.

A last-minute effort to kill the controversial annexation succeeded on Friday night, as state lawmakers approved a budget bill with language that makes it illegal for the city to proceed with its plans for at least five years. The measure only af