The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indiana Democrats have taken a page from Wisconsin Democrats and have fled the state rather than vote on anti-union bills. I heard a rumor about this last night; the Democrats left the Statehouse around 4:30 Monday and hadn’t returned hours later, although it wasn’t clear at the time whether they were taking a page from Wisconsin. Now that it is, I am very proud of my home state Democrats for standing up to the majority Republicans and refusing to go along with union-busting. I’m eager to see how this will play out. Even if the bills in both Wisconsin and Indiana eventually pass, the walk-outs have brought a lot of attention to an important issue.
February 22, 2011