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Indiana House Democrats Leave State to Block Anti-Union Bill

Taking a cue from the Wisconsin Dems, Indiana Dems have reportedly left the state, the Indy Star reports:

Indiana A source said Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House was came into session this morning, with only two of the 40 Democrats present. Those two were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

With only 58 legislators present, there was no quorum present to do business. The House needs 67 of its members to be present.

The bill which triggered the walk-out "would bar unions and companies from negotiating a contract that requires non-union members to kick-in fees for representation."

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