Republicans Drop Indiana Anti-Union Bill
Still more big news: Indiana Republicans have announced that they’re killing the so-called “right to work” bill.
Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said that he, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and Gov. Mitch Daniels all agree that the matter instead should be studied by a legislative committee later this year.
The so-called “right to work” bill would bar companies and unions from negotiating a contract that would require non-union employees to pay a fee for representation.
Democrats in the Indiana House fled to Illinois in order to deny the Republicans the quorum they needed of 67 representatives to do busisnes in the House. That effectively killed the bill in the House, and Bosma and Long both said this morning they would not revive it.