1. Escalation

    Indiana House Dems Flee State

    Indiana Democrats have taken a cue from Wisconsin, choosing to leave the state rather than vote on an anti-union bill proposed by the state’s Republican-run House, reports The Indianapolis Star. When the House came into session today, only two of 40 Democrats were present—the required number needed to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum—and there were only 58 lawmakers in appearance, less than the 67 required to vote. Union-supporting Democrats are currently fighting with Republicans, who are pushing a bill that would limit collective bargaining for private-sector unions. Meanwhile, a source has informed The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to either Illinois or Kentucky.

    Read it at The Indianapolis Star