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Poll finds Hoosiers want right-to-work referendum

INDIANAPOLIS | By an overwhelming margin, Hoosiers want state lawmakers to let voters decide whether Indiana should become a right-to-work state, according to a new poll sponsored by the Indiana AFL-CIO.

January 17, 2012 1:00 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

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Indiana legislative session likely a ticket for a wild ride

INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Wednesday for an 11-week roller coaster ride of a session whose twists and turns could leave some Hoosiers wanting to throw up when it's all over.

January 01, 2012 7:15 pm
House Democrats propose tax credits, small business help to get Hoosiers working

House Democrats propose tax credits, small business help to get Hoosiers working

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats believe the way to create jobs for Indiana's nearly 300,000 unemployed workers isn't a right-to-work law, but instead a package of tax credits, worker assistance programs and new resources to support small businesses.

November 28, 2011 2:00 pm Related

Top Democrat doubts governor's latest jobs deal

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, sharply criticized Gov. Mitch Daniels and the state's economic development agency Thursday for a pre-election jobs announcement Bauer said likely won't result in any jobs.

November 04, 2011 12:00 am

Right-to-work battle may be proxy election fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Amid promises of new jobs and concerns about wages during legislative hearings on a right-to-work law for Indiana, one state senator explained why Democrats plan to do everything they can to stop it from becoming law in Indiana: It's about winning elections. That is also why m…

October 31, 2011 3:30 pm

Region lacks representation -- so far -- on new seven-member state charter school board

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana may be shut out of a new state board that has the power to establish charter schools, despite the popularity of charter schools in the region.

August 04, 2011 12:00 pm

Indiana government is cutting budget with horrible bluntness

"The idea that we're an island of prosperity makes for a great image, but I would argue that this is the worst shape the state has been in since the Great Depression," said Indiana Rep. B. Patrick Bauer, the Democratic House leader. "We've seen drastic cuts to education, to social services, …

July 31, 2011 12:00 am

Gov. Daniels endorses right-to-work hearings

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels no longer opposes the Indiana General Assembly considering right-to-work legislation, but he hasn't decided if he'll support it.

July 27, 2011 12:40 pm
Daniels signs teacher merit pay into law

Daniels signs teacher merit pay into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels took a victory lap Saturday celebrating passage of his entire education agenda during the 2011 legislative session.

April 30, 2011 12:15 pm Related

State not likely to suspend taxes on gasoline

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, talk by House Democrats of temporarily suspending state gas taxes appears to be a nonstarter with the General Assembly's Republican majority.

April 26, 2011 6:00 pm

Lawmakers say walkout was worth it

INDIANAPOLIS | Fifty-two hours after returning from a five-week walkout, nearly all legislation Indiana House Democrats demanded be killed was approved by the Republican-controlled chamber and is now under consideration by the Senate.

April 02, 2011 10:30 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

Hundreds of amendments to school voucher, budget bills debated

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House worked into the night Tuesday debating and voting on hundreds of proposed changes to two of the most controversial items of the legislative session.

March 29, 2011 8:10 pm
House Democrats return to Statehouse, end 34-day walkout

House Democrats return to Statehouse, end 34-day walkout

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats returned to Indiana on Monday, ending the longest partisan walkout in state history and providing the Indiana House with enough members in attendance to take legislative action for the first time in more than a month.

March 28, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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General Assembly must sprint to finish line

INDIANAPOLIS | Now that House Democrats have returned from their five-week walkout, the clock is the biggest threat to the 2011 legislative session.

March 28, 2011 6:15 pm

Walkout pricey for House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana House Democrats will pay a hefty price for their 34-day sojourn in Urbana, Ill. -- more than $8,000 each.

March 28, 2011 4:45 pm

Do House Dems have legislative staff in Urbana, Ill.?

To sort out fact from fiction as the House Democrats' walkout continues, The Times is answering questions about walkout-related issues.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

Ind. House Republicans cancel session ahead of labor rally

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, accused House Republicans Tuesday of "running away from their constituents" for canceling the House session on Thursday when thousands of union workers are scheduled to rally outside the Statehouse.

March 08, 2011 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Send Indiana's lawmakers home

Wednesday's meeting between Republican and Democratic leaders in the Indiana House of Representatives should be taken as a good sign as the stalemate between the two sides drags on.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am
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