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Democrats Walk Out Of Indiana Legislature As GOP Tries For Union Busting Bill

February 22, 2011

Might Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. a man without a college degree, like to tell the citizens of the Badger State that all this anti-union busting fervor is not well-planned and coordinated with conservative groups nationwide?

House Democrats (in Indiana) are leaving the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation, The Indianapolis Star has learned.

A source said Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House came into session this morning, with only two of the 40 Democrats present. Those two were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

With only 58 legislators present, there was no quorum present to do business. The House needs 67 of its members to be present.

One Comment
  1. February 22, 2011 11:36 PM

    He’s dropping the bill because he has seen how entirely inept Walker has been in implementi­ng the GOP’s plan to bust unions nationwide­. Walker SHOULD have been successful­, then all public, and after that, private unions would have been ta rge ts. But he failed. Miserably. Gov. Daniels isn’t about to court that level of dissent. He’s already received the memo to stand down…

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