Democrats Continue to Stall Indiana House Business

Legislative business in the Indiana House was stalled again this afternoon as most Democrats did not show up for a 1:30pm quorum call. Much of the Democratic caucus walked out of the chamber last night when Republican Speaker Brian Bosma cut off debate on a controversial right-to-work bill. The measure would prohibit labor unions at […]

Democrats Absent Again From Indiana House Session

Legislative business was postponed again today in the Indiana House of Representatives after most Democrats failed to report for two afternoon quorum calls. The House will reconvene this evening for Governor Mitch Daniels’ State of the State address. Democratic leaders have given no reason for the absence of party members. House Democrats returned to work […]

Indiana House GOP Approves Fines for Boycotting Democrats

House Speaker Brian Bosma says Democratic leader Patrick Bauer has told him the boycotting members will not return Friday. Bosma says he will hold off on formall censuring them as he had discussed earlier.

The fines will begin Monday. Such charges have been threatened in previous House walkouts, but have been waived when the minority party returns.

Indiana House GOP, Democratic Leaders Meet

The two leaders discussed labor and education bills that Democrats find objectionable and want withdrawn from consideration. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says he won’t take any bills off the calendar. Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer planned to return to Urbana, Illinois but said the two sides moved a bit closer to compromise.