Indiana House Business Delayed Again by Boycotting Democrats

Legislative business in the Indiana House remains idle as 35 Democrats again stayed out of the chamber to protest a “right-to-work” bill pushed by the Republican majority. The members skipped two quorum calls today. They walked off the House floor Monday night after losing an effort to put the measure on the November ballot. The […]

Budget, Other Bills Await Indiana General Assembly Action

Indiana lawmakers return to the statehouse today for the final week of the General Assembly Bills awaiting final action include a $28 billion two-year budget. Democrats are calling for the removal of a Senate budget provision that takes aim at boycotting lawmakers. It would allow constituents to file suit against legislators who walk off the […]

Bauer: No New House Boycott Planned

Speculation about a second boycott swirled when Democrats met behind closed doors Thursday morning, delaying House business. Bauer said Democrats were discussing concerns raised about the lack of public testimony during committee hearings this week, but not plotting a second boycott.

Indiana House In Recess Until Monday; Boycott Continues

Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer and Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma both sounded hopeful that the impasse was near an end after meeting behind closed doors Wednesday. But they have still not reached agreement on the final sticking point of the stalemate: a bill dealing with labor union participation on certain government construction projects.