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Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

GOP House rejects Democrats' efforts to raise minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats attempting to boost Indiana's minimum wage repeatedly were stymied Tuesday by the Republican supermajority.

January 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Indiana House again OKs preschool voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House responded Thursday to Republican Gov. Mike Pence's call for state-supported preschool, voting 87-9 for nearly the same pilot program it approved last year that was killed by the Senate.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pm Related


Indiana unlikely to boost minimum wage despite widespread support

INDIANAPOLIS | A new poll shows more than three-fourths of Americans support a $9 per hour minimum wage, but don't look for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to boost Indiana's lowest legal pay rate next year above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

November 12, 2013 6:15 pm
House Democratic leader lays out state party's top issues

House Democratic leader lays out state party's top issues

MUNSTER | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath said Democrats plan to focus on strengthening Indiana's middle class during the next legislative session.

October 29, 2013 7:00 pm Video
Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.

June 18, 2013 10:19 pm Related

Democrats hope to benefit from GOP tax-veto clash

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier Democrats are working to capitalize on last week's unusual one-day special session of the Indiana General Assembly that saw a Republican-dominated legislature override a Republican governor's veto to enact a retroactive income tax increase.

June 14, 2013 7:00 pm

$30 billion Ind. budget wins committee approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Ways and Means Committee voted 16-7 Tuesday to send a two-year budget plan to the full chamber that increases spending on education and provides new funding for roads, but does not reduce the income tax rate.

February 19, 2013 11:40 am

Chief Justice urges lawmakers to compromise on walkout fines

INDIANAPOLIS | The eyebrow-raising moments that have accompanied Indiana's becoming a right-to-work state continued Thursday at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Brent Dickson all but demanded House Republicans and Democrats settle their dispute over walkout fines before the court does.

January 03, 2013 5:00 pm Related


Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have chosen two Northwest Indiana representatives to lead their caucus against a supermajority of House Republicans during the 2013 legislative session.

November 08, 2012 4:54 pm Photos


Indiana House Democrats set for leadership fight

INDIANAPOLIS | A dramatically shrunken caucus of Indiana House Democrats will decide Thursday whether their leadership looks to the future or the past.

November 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos




Indiana Supreme Court to rule on walkout fines for Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has taken jurisdiction of a lawsuit challenging the ability of House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, to deduct walkout fines from House Democrats' paychecks.

January 27, 2012 6:00 pm

House Democrats walk out in right-to-work referendum dispute

INDIANAPOLIS | A dispute over the constitutionality of a right-to-work referendum led House Democrats to walk out Tuesday, denying the Republican-controlled body enough members to take any legislative action.

January 17, 2012 6:45 pm

Democrats end boycott, report to Indiana House floor

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have ended their three-day boycott of Indiana House sessions. Democrats were present on the House floor at 12:30 p.m. region time Monday and answered the attendance roll call for the first time since the 2012 legislative session began.

January 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Democrats prevent quorum on first day of Indiana House session

Democrats prevent quorum on first day of Indiana House session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House will try again Thursday to convene its first meeting of the 2012 session after House Democrats refused to enter the chamber Wednesday in protest over the speed at which right-to-work legislation is slated to move through the Legislature.

January 04, 2012 5:30 pm Photos



Legislature approves budget, adjourns for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly approved a two-year, $28 billion state budget late Friday night and adjourned for the year, bringing an end to one of the most tumultuous legislative sessions in state history.

April 30, 2011 12:00 am

Attorney general to defend House if sued over walkout fines

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is prepared to defend the Indiana House of Representatives in any lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of walkout fines.

April 14, 2011 9:00 pm

Time running out for anti-walkout law

INDIANAPOLIS | It appears House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, will have to wait until next year to try to win passage of a measure prohibiting partisan walkouts.

April 10, 2011 10:00 pm

Legislature extends final vote deadline to April 21

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly has extended the deadline for the House and Senate to act on legislation already approved by the other chamber.

April 04, 2011 4:00 pm

House Dems skip session -- briefly

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he "had that deja vu feeling all over again" when he looked at the Democratic side of the Indiana House Thursday and saw 40 empty seats.

March 31, 2011 7:45 pm
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