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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 […]

Podcast: Statehouse news for Jan. 5

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Podcast: Statehouse news for Jan. 5

This is The Statehouse File’s daily legislative podcast, which is posted Monday through Friday. In today’s report: House Democrats boycott the opening day of the 2012 legislative session and Gov. Mitch Daniels rescinds new, controversial Statehouse security rules.  

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Mitch Daniels endorses right to work; poll says Hoosiers undecided

By Samm Quinn and Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels announced in a statement Thursday that he would support GOP right-to-work proposals at the General Assembly next month, even as a new poll finds that a majority of Hoosiers are undecided about the issue. Gov. Mitch Daniels’ statement on right to work: […]

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Right to work: Two views

The controversial right-to-work legislation – which would free Hoosier workers from paying fees to unions they don’t join – ground the 2010 session of the  General Assembly to a halt and promises to be the dominating issue in 2012 as well. The basics of right to work are fairly easy to understand. Currently, Indiana companies […]

Brian Bosma: Putting Hoosiers back to work

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Brian Bosma: Putting Hoosiers back to work

By Brian Bosma Indiana House Speaker With last week’s announcement that attracting more jobs to Indiana is the top priority for the upcoming session, folks on both sides of the worker freedom issue are speaking out. Notwithstanding the rhetoric and scare tactics, it’s time for straight talk about making Indiana the 23rd right to work […]