Indiana Republicans order $250 daily fine for absent Democrats
March 3rd, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Indiana Republicans order $250 daily fine for absent Democrats

Indiana House Republicans have adopted a $250-a-day fine against missing Democratic lawmakers who left the state in protest over a controversial education and labor bill, lawmakers from both parties said Thursday.

More than 35 House Democrats remained in Urbana, Illinois, for a second week, denying their Republican counterparts the two-thirds quorum necessary for a vote on a school voucher proposal and a measure that would restrict collective bargaining rights for state workers.

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  1. Raffly

    People of indiana should help their democrat senators in the effort of helping them. ANother sad story. It is a remainder for us, be careful who we vote . DOnt let hungry SNAKE be your leader/reps., they will swallow you without chewing. Just like this bill, they just will pass it, no need discussion and talk, becos they are snake.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    The Governor and legislature members that are in the majority were elected to do exactly what they are doing. You Dems lost, get used to it. Try voting, not anarchy.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Richard Allen

    $250 a day? Guess that means no lobster for lunch...Do $15000 and then it will start to hit home after a few days. This coming from someone who tends to lean left more than right. We elected you to do a job...do it. If i refused to go to work, I'd be fired. We should start doing the same to people in public office.

    March 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lifelongindy

    without those union employee, who is going tp buy the products made by the big companies that got gov. in

    March 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |