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Long kills controversial fenced hunting bill

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An effort to legalize fenced deer hunting is dead for this session. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said he will use a procedural move to kill House Bill 1265 and won’t allow it to be considered in the Senate in the 2012 session. “I […]

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Long: House Democrats need to sit in their seats and work

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, criticized House Democrats on Thursday for failing to provide the House a quorum to conduct business as they continue to protest right-to-work legislation. “For individuals to refuse to do their job, to take a paycheck and refuse to sit […]

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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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Union workers plan to greet lawmakers on Org Day

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers returning to the Statehouse next week to prep for their 2012 legislative session will likely face hallways filled with union workers worried about legislation they say could dilute their power and hurt the state’s economy. House and Senate leaders are not expected to take up the […]