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Democrats fear fines if they keep boycotting House

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A day away from triggering possible $1,000-per-day fines, Democrats who skipped Wednesday and Thursday’s House sessions are looking for new ways to turn the public against a Repblican right-to-work proposal. Though House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he hadn’t yet decided when he would start imposing fines, […]

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Bosma, Bauer meet on right-to-work; Democrats undecided about returning to session

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House met behind closed doors Thursday just before noon but it wasn’t clear when they emerged whether Democrats are ready to end a boycott so lawmakers can begin conducting business. House Minority Leader Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, said he […]

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House Democrats boycott first day of 2012 session; Republicans vow to stick with their agenda

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Wednesday that the GOP won’t take right-to-work off the agenda this year. Click here to hear why. INDIANAPOLIS – Work at the Indiana House stopped even before it started Wednesday as Democrats spent hours in a closed-door meeting that denied majority Republicans the […]

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Video: Statehouse security on the first day of the 2012 session

See what happened when protestors showed up Wednesday for the first day of the 2012 legislative session, just hours before Gov. Mitch Daniels rescinded controversial new security rules. Statehouse security on the first day of the 2012 legislative session from John Krull on Vimeo.

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Lawmakers to return amid controversy over new security measures

By Samm Quinn and Timothy Cox The Statehouse File Key upcoming hearings Thursday: 9 a.m. – Senate Corrections, Criminal & Civil Matters, Room 130 – SB 4, human trafficking 11 a.m. – House Government & Regulatory Reform, Room 156B – HB 1005, nepotism and conflicts of interest On adjournment of the House – House Ways […]

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Supporters, opponents of right-to-work use television and radio ads to win support

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are preparing to return to the Statehouse this week to debate a controversial right-to-work proposal as an ad war heats up over the issue. A coalition of unions led by the Indiana AFL-CIO on Monday launched radio and television commercials Monday, just two days before the […]

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Daniels announces 365 new jobs for Central Indiana

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS –  Two Indiana businesses say they intend to create 365 new jobs between now and 2015, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced. Stratosphere Quality, LLC, a Fishers-based company that provides inspection services to other firms, and Archway Technology Partners, Inc., a financial software provider with a location in Indianapolis, announced […]

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