Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start of IN legislative session delayed

UFCW tells it like it is.
Indiana union members are meeting with their elected representatives now to tell them "right-to-work" is wrong for Indiana. (Actually, they're meeting with most of their elected representatives because some Republicans are refusing to talk to their own constituents.)  They've also written notes to their representatives to tell them the same thing.

Democrats are hinting at filibustering or even leaving the state again. Their aim is to kill the right-to-work for less bill pushed by Republicans. They're already delaying the start of the session.

(Note: Delay is good.)

According to the Associated Press:
Indiana House Democrats have delayed the start of the new legislative session as most remained behind closed doors to discuss their response to a "right-to-work" bill pushed by majority Republicans.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled the chamber into order just after its scheduled 1:30 p.m. Wednesday start time with just five of the 40 House Democrats on the floor. That was two lawmakers short of the number needed to continue.
Indianapolis Rep. Vanessa Summers, when asked how long her fellow Democrats would remain behind closed doors, replied, "Two hours, 10 hours, 12 hours, who knows?" Bosma asked her to have House Democratic leader Patrick Bauer contact him.
We'll keep you posted.