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    For a variety of reasons, Indiana is particularly challenged in the national battle against prescription drug abuse. Among those fighting back are Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County's health commissioner. So is Dr.
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Double-dipping public officials

Patrick Bauer

State representative: $55,610

Ivy Tech vice president: $96,454

Total: $152,064

Marty Bender

Deputy police chief: $93,079

City councilman: $21,414

Total: $114,493

Carlin Yoder

State senator: $63,302

Third District constituent services director: $58,448

Total: $121,750

Bill Brown



District* director: $78,500

Allen County councilman: $15,475

Total: $93,975

*The Downtown Improvement District is a quasi-government agency, created by the City Council and principally financed by grants from city and county government as well as an additional tax assessment on downtown property.